Too often families and younger people have to move away from our community because they can’t afford to get on the property ladder.
This is wrong - and has to change.
But changes from the Government could mean Cheltenham sees fewer affordable homes built in future - not more.
The Conservative Party's changes to Planning Laws mean developers would be able to go ahead with developments of large, expensive homes, with no requirement for providing affordable housing.
As well as these changes to affordable housing targets, the Conservative Government’s changes will take away local communities’ rights to a say on new development - and put many green spaces at risk from development.
Liberal Democrats are determined to fight these changes - and here in Cheltenham your Borough Council is investing £100 Million in homes for young people and families.
This money will be invested in homes to rent affordably on secure long-term contracts, which will help younger people who struggle with high rents and insecure accommodation. There’s also the potential for some of the properties to be available on a shared ownership model for those who want to take up a more affordable mortgage.
If you agree that Cheltenham needs more affordable housing, back our campaign today.