Consultation outcome

Stepping onto the property ladder

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Stepping on the ladder: high quality starter homes for first time buyers - consultation response

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The government is determined that more people have the opportunity to buy their own home, and is keen to ensure first time buyers find it easier to take their first steps onto the property ladder.

On 2 March 2015, the government introduced a new national starter home exception site planning policy through a written ministerial statement to provide more discounted, high quality homes for young first time buyers without burdening the tax payer. The guidance for local planning authorities provides further detail to support the implementation of the starter home exception site planning policy.

This document sets out a summary of responses, the government response to feedback and next steps in the roll out of starter homes nationwide.

Original consultation

Summary

Proposals for enabling more low cost, high quality starter homes for first time buyers.

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Consultation description

The government is determined that more people have the opportunity to buy their own home, and is keen to ensure first time buyers find it easier to take their first steps onto the property ladder.

The Prime Minister announced the Starter Homes scheme to do more to help first time buyers. This reform will free up the planning system to help to provide more low cost, high quality starter homes for first time buyers – without burdening the tax payer.

This is an ambitious package which the government cannot provide alone. We need to work closely with developers, local authorities and land owners to enable 100,000 starter homes to be built over the next 5 years so that more young people can buy their own home. This consultation sets out our Starter Homes proposals and seeks views about the proposed planning policy change and its implementation.

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Stepping onto the property ladder: enabling high quality starter homes for first time buyers – a consultation

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Published 15 December 2014
Last updated 2 March 2015 + full page history
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