Government’s Affordable Housing Pledge Criticised by CPRE

Housing pledges criticised
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New government pledges to increase affordable housing have been described as disingenuous by CPRE, the countryside charity. 

The government announced new measures this week to help get more people onto the property ladder, as part of a £12.2b investment to increase affordable housing (including £700m for new homes) which was announced in the Spring Budget.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.