Everyone in Leeds is entitled to a decent home, and security of tenure.
After eight years of failure, the Conservatives have no plan to fix the housing crisis.
Since 2010, housebuilding has fallen to its lowest level since the 1920s, rents have risen faster than incomes, and new, affordable housebuilding is at a 24-year low.
Central government has got rid of Labour’s brownfield first policy, and tied the hands of local councils anxious to build new council housing.
But here in Leeds Labour has found ways of helping people find homes – by reducing the number of empty homes, investing in affordable housing and tackling problems in the private rented sector.
Leeds Labour believes in brownfield first.
When the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition was in Government, they got rid of Labour’s brownfield first policy and handed huge powers to developers.
We have 90 applicants for every council house that becomes available, yet the Government won’t allow us to build all the council houses we need.
We need the power not only to control where homes should be built, but also the type of homes we should be building.
Over the past 6 years, Labour-run Leeds City Council has reduced the number of empty homes by 2599, reducing the pressure on other sites in the city. We will continue to do this where possible.
We are investing £20m of ‘Right to Buy’ replacement programme funding into new affordable housing.
Leeds Labour will focus on improving the quality of the private rented sector too, making sure that rogue landlords cannot operate in our city.
Nationally, Labour has launched a Green paper detailing its plans to tackle the housing crisis.
Here in Leeds we’re doing our bit already.
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