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He added: "We've shown what we expect starter homes to look like - not rabbit hutches or shoeboxes, but decent, well-built, homes with gardens - places to start and raise a family."

:lol:

As if the time waster has come late to the party.

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It really is an obviously cynical pre election bribe that they must know this will not be taken seriously, if they had any moral backbone at all this would have been on the agenda day one with 5 years worth of building and progress to show for it. Liars all.

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200k a year by 2017/18 from the horses mouth In a my dads bigger that yours sort of way from the live web chat on MN

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_live_events/2319198-Joint-webchat-with-Conservative-and-Labour-housing-minister-and-shadow-housing-minister-MONDAY-2-MARCH-1pm?pg=5

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BrandonLewisMP Mon 02-Mar-15 13:59:17

EmmaReynoldsMP
You're right that we need to build homes of all tenures. That's why Labour's plans to build at least 200,000 homes a year by 2020 includes homes for private sale and for social
housing.You're
o right that we build some of the smallest homes in Western Europe. We will give councils more power and flexibility to build and commission new homes. We also want to ensure that these homes are affordable for rent or purchase for local people and that they are in the right areas.

The pledge by Labour to build 200,000 by 2020 seems to miss the fact that our current plans and the starter homes scheme annoucned today mean that a Conservative govt will be building 200,000 per year by 2017/18. Councils already have teh power Emma refers to above, under the localism act and via local plans and neighbourhood plans can go even further in giving local people a real say in planning.

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There was a so called housing crisis 10 years ago, there was a housing crisis the day these dicks got into power, but let's do F*all for 5 years and start talking about doing something just before the election. They do not deserve one single vote.

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Any news about more homes being built is good and welcome news.

If I genuinely believed it would be implemented in full then I'd vote Conservative on the grounds that it's not trivial and it would make houses (a bit) more affordable.

Two concerns though,

-will he renege on the promise?

-will he drive the initiative through obstructionist NIMBY councils?

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Translated for you : "Starter Homes For Chinese To Invest In (Park Their Cash) And Give UK Housebuilders Free Money.

On this note surely it would be simpler for Parliament to pass a law to deny foreign investors buying up these homes (with 'No Social Housing') and using them as 'cash stores'.

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If they were serious they would build. Even 100,000 council houses a year for the next parliament would make a difference. They won't do it. They won't be cheap. Land prices won't addressed. Anything 'affordable' will mean subsidised and/or not the deal it appears for the select few FTB.

As was said, 2010 was the time to address this. Burst the bubble (having talked about); rightly blame Labour/Brown. Deal with immigration and the speculators. Provide homes for the growing population and families starting out. Use this to stimulate the economy by freeing up debt money/busting disposable income.

They are not in it for what is best for the majority.

Less than 100 days from an election they all 'discovering' there is a problem.

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To paraphrase Nick Ferrari when he interviewed Natalie Bennett last week: I wonder what these 200k starter homes will be made of - plywood?

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