“More social housing for the residents of the district to be provided.”

Will there be adequate amounts of social housing in the new dormitory towns to be built in East Devon?

Plans for housing in East Devon

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In the Sid Valley, there are guarantees that any new housing must include substantial amounts of affordable and social housing:

Affordable housing for local people

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And there are some great ideas out there to make social housing possible:

The energy-saving, social housing revolution > Passivhaus for the mass market

George Clarke launches social housing campaign

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Two and a half years ago, the District Council set up a body to build more social housing – amidst much controversy:

Futures Forum: District Council local housing company >>> “the ‘huge risk’ in speculating on the property market”

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Now the project being relaunched:

A spokesperson for EDDC said: “To date no suitable opportunities have come along for investment through the company, and all new property acquisitions have gone through the council’s social landlord arm… We are exploring different ways of ensuring that the company delivers a modest programme of development, which will be reported to members for consideration.”

East Devon District Council’s ‘dormant’ housing company ‘did not use public funds’ | Sidmouth Herald

… at a full council meeting on December 18, councillors unanimously agreed that a Housing Company Task and Finish Forum be created to ensure the company is fit for purpose and that more social housing for the residents of the district be provided.

‘Dormant’ housing company set to be brought back to life | Devon Live

   
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