London,
08
December
2015
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18:18
Europe/London

Camden fears over Government’s Housing Bill revealed

Camden Council today submitted written evidence to the committee of MPs which is currently examining the detail of the Government’s Housing and Planning Bill.

In the evidence published today the Council sets out our concern that the Housing and Planning Bill will affect all housing tenures, not just the social rented sector. Camden fears that the Bill will make London’s unprecedented housing crisis worse. It will reduce the availability of genuinely affordable homes, drive up rents, reduce our ability to build new homes and damage the sustainability of London’s socially mixed communities and its economy.

Our written evidence, published on the Parliament website and available to view here. It will be used by the MPs to inform their scrutiny of the policies being proposed by Government.

The Bill will force us to dramatically reduce our housing stock, price Camden residents out of their homes, and out of the local area. Our vibrant, socially mixed communities are at risk from this Bill, and Camden calls on MPs to act to mitigate its worst effects.

For more information on the Council’s response to the Housing and Planning Bill please see our designated webpage.