NHF says countryside in crisis over affordable homes

"Traditional community life in many of our villages and market towns is in very real danger of dying out, as young people are priced out of the areas where they grew up by an influx of wealthy commuters, second home owners and  retired couples.

"These proposals will go a long way to reversing that trend by ensuring more affordable homes are built to meet local needs.

"Providing incentives for landowners to release more land for housing will save shops and schools from closure, and prevent many villages becoming virtual ghettos of the very rich and elderly. But the Government must act quickly to implement Taylor’s recommendations."

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