Friday, February 26, 2010

Housing Targets to Be Scrapped

The main driver behind the County Council officers' congestion charge demand is the government's housing target for the county... just to remind them, their nominal masters and ordinary voters of this point:

Tories to scrap central housing targets
The Conservatives will scrap centrally set housebuilding targets in favour of greater local decision-making if they win the next election. In a planning green paper... the Tories called for a system of incentives to encourage building projects led by local communities. Any community building new properties would receive a government grant to match pound-for-pound the extra money the community received through increased council tax for six years. Neighbourhoods would also be able to keep some of the money given to councils by developers when planning approval is granted." Partnerships News

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