Published: 31st Jul 2019

Milton Keynes Council has revealed its plans to set up its own housing company to expand the town’s range of affordable homes. The council said the company will build 2,000 ‘truly affordable’ homes available to buy or rent as the council bids to tackle the city’s ‘severe’ housing crisis. The council revealed the move as it also announced plans to launch a 12-week public consultation on the borough’s planned new housing strategy. Cllr Nigel Long, cabinet member for housing and regeneration, said: ‘The new housing strategy brings the council’s housing and planning services together to address the shortage of truly affordable housing. ‘Our priority is to ensure that all people have fair and equal access to safe and secure housing that meets their needs. We don’t want to see families pushed into the insecurity of the private landlord.’ Currently, around 800 families are homeless and living in temporary accommodation in … (To read the full article, subscribe below)