The plans include 2,500 new homes, 20% of which will be ‘affordable’.
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‘It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get housing moving in the right direction and get sustainability on the agenda.’
James Brokenshire said that their garden communities programme has the potential to provide over 200,000 new homes by 2050.
‘Regardless of whether you own your home or rent in the social sector, residents deserve security, dignity and the opportunities to build a better life.’
The development on the former Leopold Estate began during the height of the recession in 2008.
‘That’s my hope for Brixton, that it becomes a place where a community is open to change yet they get to have their say and input. Then Brixton can save itself.’
The report says forcing tenants to pay large up-front deposits means many people struggle to move between properties.
‘The Government is failing in its commitment to protect the Green Belt – it is being eroded at an alarming rate.’
The long-awaited bill proposes a ban on all of the upfront fees letting agents currently charge prospective tenants as well as putting a cap on deposits.
The community of Crompton and Shaw in Oldham, which sits below the moorland, is at risk of flooding from the River Beal, and its tributaries.