2 Feb

Welsh Assembly sets out housing policies

Welsh Assembly sets out housing policies

More affordable homes will be one of the priorities of the Welsh Assembly government's new housing policy programme, it has been revealed.

The National Housing Strategy for Wales was launched at a regeneration project in Newport, which includes 54 affordable homes for sale or rent.

Aims listed in the document include collaboration between the public and private sectors to make more homes available, greater energy efficiency and increased housing options to help buyers adjust to changing needs.

Deputy minister for housing Jocelyn Davies commented: "Everybody in Wales has the right to live in good quality housing that suits their needs. Once achieved, it is the foundation for a good quality of life."

Earlier this week the Scottish government announced its plans to increase the availability of affordable housing.

It is to bring forward £17 million to buy up unsold stock from developers, acquire land for housing associations and help construction firms to continue work on projects they have started.

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