Home Meet Harriett Harriett's Work News Photos FAQs Links Contact Harriett

Harriett backs £12 billion housing boost


8th September 2020

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has been welcomed plans to build better homes across the country with £12 billion of Government support.

The fund will support local councils, housing associations and private contractors to build up to 180,000 new affordable homes with ten per cent aimed at helping people with physical or mental health challenges.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick today unveiled a new model for shared ownership to help more people onto the property ladder by vastly reducing the minimum initial share.

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government is also planning a consultation to consider how best to raise accessibility standards for all new homes in recognition of the importance of suitable homes for older and disabled people.

Harriett said: “This investment will help more people to take the first step on the housing ladder.

“One of the consistent questions I get from school children and students is how they will be able to live and work in the area where they grew up and I support this initiative to make property ownership possible for many more local people.

“I’m also particularly keen to see the detail on the consultation looking at what housing we need to invest in for the future.

“I am a huge fan of extra care housing and I feel that we need much more of these kind of developments as we deal with the challenges of an ageing population which lives much longer.

“There are a number of excellent extra care housing developments in West Worcestershire and I would like to see developers and housing associations plan for more provision locally.”



Harriett says...

Harriett Baldwin
 
This website has been created to keep you in touch with my work both in Westminster and across the constituency.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest changes to the Government guidance: click here

 

For Government advice on the Coronavirus pandemic visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

For the latest medical advice visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

 

If you or your business has been affected by COVID-19 click here

Planning White Paper

Look at the latest proposals to reform the planning system here.

Read Harriett’s response to the consultation here.

Surgery Dates

Surgeries are held on Fridays. To book an appointment please talk to a caseworker at the constituency office on 01684 585165.

 

| Full list of dates

 

Search this site


 

The Little Book of Big Scams

Click here to read the Metropolitan Police’s advice on scams.
 

Join Harriett's Mailing List




Accessibility