We want people to be able to buy their own homes. Currently, house prices are too high for many. More new housing developments on brownfield sites should be facilitated through the planning system.
Some looking to buy a home are priced out of the market by buy-to-let landlords, and thereafter are unable to invest in an asset for themselves and their family. We support the Additional Dwelling Supplement introduced to counter this problem and would consider increasing the supplement if necessary.
Planning permission for extensions should be granted where possible, and certainly not restricted by school capacity considerations.