Title: Homes for the future: more affordable, more sustainable - Housing Green Paper 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2007 
Availability: Cm 7191, Product Code: 07 HC 0478 
Author 1/Producer: Department for Communities and Local Government - DCLG 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: HMSO 
Publisher City: St Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BQ. 
ISBN: 978 010 1719124 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.communities.gov.uk/pub/967/Homesforthefuturemorea ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Short description: This Housing Green Paper seeks views on the Government's proposals to increase the supply of housing, to provide well designed and greener homes that are supported by infrastructure and to provide more affordable homes to buy or rent. Plans include: More homes – backed by more ambitious building targets, increased investment, and new ways of identifying and using land for development More social housing – ensuring that a decent home at an affordable price is for the many, not the few Building homes more quickly – by unblocking the planning system and releasing land for development More affordable homes – by increasing the options for low cost home ownership and more long term and affordable mortgage products and Greener homes – with high environmental standards and flagship developments leading the way.

Recycling homes and land: We also need to make the most of existing homes and buildings and disused land. We believe brownfield land should be the priority for development. The Government will continue with the national target that over 60% of homes should be built on brownfield land and every region and local authority will be expected to set their own target for brownfield land use.
Long description: Supporting documents at http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1511923 include

Eco-towns prospectus – setting out a vision and specification for local authorities and developers, including an invitation to propose at least five new eco-towns Building a Greener Future: policy statement – our strategy and timetable for achieving zero-carbon homes by 2016 Building Regulations - Energy Efficiency Requirements for New Dwellings, a forward look at what the standards may be in 2010 and 2013 Water Efficiency in New Buildings – our joint policy statement with DEFRA The future of the Code for Sustainable Homes – Making a rating mandatory Strategic Land Availability Assessment: Practice Guidance – to provide local planning authorities with advice on identifying land for housing and assessing deliverability; and Impact Assessment for Homes for the future Regulatory Impact Assessment for Building a Greener Future .
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 05/08/2007

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