Following our article yesterday, on section 106 affordable homes and other infrastructure requirements, the Council has now published a working group report on the issue.
The report talks only of “rural sites” of 10 homes or less being affected.
The government guidance however refers to all small sites.
We think that it is time to try something new to stimulate the house building market in York. The government guidance offers an opportunity to do that. If 800 additional homes were built each year, then inflationary pressure on house prices would reduce- benefiting everyone.
We do also need more affordable homes in the City.
The Council should change its policies and buy up empty properties in the City and add them to the rental pool.