Friday, 28 October 2016

Knock Down Barriers To Build More Affordable Rural Homes

The CLA which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses told a cross-party group of MPs that landowners have the potential to inject life into rural areas by making land available to house young families, local workers and older people seeking to downsize or retire. But the organisation warned that government policies such as extending the Right to Buy to housing association tenants discouraged landowners from making sites available because the homes would become unaffordable in the future. The CLA is calling for the government to encourage landowners to release land at a discount for affordable housing by exempting the value of land sold for affordable homes from Capital Gains Tax. Read more on 24housing.

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