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18 November 2011 0:00 am
Kate Allen, Social Housing magazine
Our editor has written an article for the Guardian about land policy, and how it could boost housing supply.
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Boards are faced with uncertain implications from the changes to housing policy: but there are opportunities for improved decision making.
Some positive features are supporting the supply-side of housing, but as always, there’s more to do.
Now is the time to engage positively with the new government, not oppose it too soon on just one plank of its platform.
Extending right to buy will not work in practice - and completely misses the point of what the next government needs to be doing to tackle the housing crisis.
Shifting the tenure pattern of existing homes does nothing to address the fundamental crisis in housing.
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