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Access to affordable housing in rural areas examined by Committee

6 November 2018

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The Rural Economy Committee takes evidence on the impact of  affordable housing shortages in rural areas and its impact on the local economy.


Tuesday 6 November in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 9.45am

  • Monica Burns, External Affairs Manager and Rural Lead, National Housing Federation
  • Chris Carr, Federation of Master Builders
  • Martin Collett, Chairman, Rural Housing Alliance

At 10.45am

  • Mr Hugh Ellis, Interim Chief Executive, Town and Country Planning Association
  • Professor Gavin Parker, Professor of Planning Studies, University of Reading
  • Mr Matt Thomson, Head of Planning, Campaign to Protect Rural England

Possible questions

  • What is the role of neighbourhood planning in rural housing delivery and how might take-up be further encouraged?
  • Will the recent changes to the NPPF will deliver for rural areas, including in terms of rural housing supply and the delivery of rural affordable housing?
  • What are the main challenges private builders face in delivering homes in rural locations, and how might these challenges be addressed?
  • Could Homes England be doing more to help deliver housing in rural areas?

Further information

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