Syngenta UK
Farminguk
24 September 2016 | Online since 2003
Briefing Media - FG Classified


22 September 2016 08:18:16 |News,Property News,Rural Life

Landowners should build homes to combat housing crisis, CLA says


Landowners should build and manage their own affordable housing in the countryside, the CLA have said

Landowners should build and manage their own affordable housing in the countryside, the CLA have said

Landowners should build and manage their own affordable housing in the countryside to help solve the housing crisis, the Country Land and Business Association has said.
CLA President Ross Murray will share a stage with Princess Anne today after she delivers her keynote speech on putting affordable rural homes in the spotlight at the National Housing Federation conference.
Mr Murray said landowners were keen to build and manage their own affordable housing and were best placed to deliver this because of their economic role within the community.
However, he said there are not enough incentives to encourage more landowners to bring sites forward and manage them.
Acute shortage
"The capacity of landowners to help alleviate the acute shortage in homes in rural areas is an untapped resource," he said.
"Many landowners already manage large residential portfolios and affordable housing is a part of that.
"Landowners have strong multi-generational ties to their communities and are often local employers, they wish to sustain that community for future generations, and long-term investment in affordable housing is an excellent way of doing this.
"However, it is important to recognise that developing market houses for sale is a more profitable enterprise than providing affordable housing to rent so there needs to be a range of incentives to encourage landowners to invest for the longer term."
Mr Murray added that high house prices in rural areas have a significant impact on the rural economy.
He said: "Job creation is stifled, perpetuating low wages because young people cannot afford to live and work in the countryside.
"We do not want to build all over our beautiful countryside but we want to see incremental growth in existing villages.
"This can help sustain local services and stop these areas from becoming dormitory zones for commuters and holiday homes.
"We want life in our villages – to support young families, local workers and those in the community who are ready to downsize."
CLA President Ross Murray will share a stage with HRH Princess Anne today

CLA President Ross Murray will share a stage with HRH Princess Anne today


Extending capital gains
The CLA also said allowing landowners nomination rights for who lives in an affordable property they have built, for example, a retired agricultural worker, was another motivating factor.
Adding affordable rental housing to the asset classes eligible for conditional exemption from inheritance tax upon death.
Extending capital gains rollover relief on sale proceeds when a landowner sells land as a rural exception site development.
"This should also apply for 100% affordable housing or for Section106 mixed market and affordable housing sites where the affordable housing contribution is 20% above the requirement set in the local plan," the group said.

Download

0 Comment

loginuserlogo
Name

Please enter your name


Email

Please enter your email

Please enter valid email


Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment has been submitted successfully. Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment


Ireland | 23 September 2016
Farmers who left safety net of EU subsidies to make fortune

Irish farmers have proved that they don't need subsidies from the EU to be massively successful in their chosen profession. Some have chosen to leave the payment safety net behind and seek their fortu...


China | 23 September 2016
China lays groundwork to be major producer of GMO crops

China has a fifth of the world’s population, but only about 7 percent of its arable land. Farming plus safe and healthy foods are national obsessions. So it came as no surprise that government-own...


USA | 23 September 2016
Drought grips parts of South, parches ground, withers crops

Extreme drought conditions are persisting in parts of Alabama and Georgia, wilting crops and raising the specter of wildfires. Thursday's U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly report that tracks drought c...


China | 23 September 2016
China to reopen beef market to American producers after 13 years

American beef producers are expected get access to China for the first time in 13 years, raising the possibility that the U.S. could recapture lost market share in one of the fastest-growing global ma...


Australia | 23 September 2016
Greener pastures: the dairy farmers committed to sustainability

It was a soil bacteria course in New Zealand that convinced Reggie Davis to change his farming methods. The fourth-generation Victorian dairy farmer had become increasingly concerned by the costs, ...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed


Top stories you may have missed
FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

A herd of rare White Park cattle could die out if its owners do not urgentl...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

The UK government is "failing" to support farmers in the long-term accordin...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Retailer Co-op has announced that from May 2017 all of its bacon and lamb w...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Over 50 wildlife organisations have compiled a stock-take of all the UK's n...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

In the run up to the EU farm ministers meeting the agricultural sector have...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

The RPA must iron out a number of problems that still exist with 2015 BPS p...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

Tourism businesses in the countryside are being held back due to the uncert...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

A 24 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland's sheep sector after ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

A new survey has revealed that the vast majority of British consumers belie...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

FarmingUK

The British public are overwhelmingly in favour of keeping or strengthening...


closeicon
Username
Password