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ELHP response to National Planning Policy Framework consultation

The ELHP has submitted a response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework.

The response focuses on the ELHP's concerns in relation Starter Homes and the proposed change to the definition of affordable housing.

Last updated Feb 2016.


Homelessness Inquiry: ELHP response

In December 2015, the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee announced an inquiry into the root causes of homelessness, steps to tackle homelessness, the current legislative framework and the effectiveness of the monitoring process.

ELHP welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Committee's inquiry and submitted a sub-regional response. Some of the authorities in the sub region also submitted individual responses.

Last updated Feb 2016.


ELHP response to the Housing and Planning Bill 2015

ELHP response to the Housing and Planning Bill 2015

The ELHP has submitted a response to the Public Bill Committee on the Housing & Planning Bill, 2015.

The response focuses on the ELHP's concerns in relation to three of the Bill's key policies: forced sale of local authority homes, pay to stay for social housing tenants and starter homes.

Last updated Dec 2015.


Modular homes research opportunity

The ELHP is tendering for research on collective options for modular housing provision in order to help local authorities meet housing need. The purpose of the research is to examine the benefits and challenges of modular housing provision, showcase local authority approaches to modular housing provision and identify opportunities for collective provision.

You can find out more about this research opportunity here.

Last updated Dec 2015.


Pay to Stay consultation response

The ELHP has submitted a response to the Department for Communities and Local Government consultation 'Pay to Stay: fairer rents in social housing'.

The ELHP is concerned that the proposals risk destabilising local communities, penalising those who want to improve their circumstances and may act as a disincentive to career progression. The ELHP believes the income threshold for application of the policy is too low and emphasises that tenants should pay no more than 35 per cent of their income on rent.

Last updated Dec 2015.