Earlier this year, I visited constituents to further understand the situation regarding housing in North East Derbyshire.
People are struggling to find a house, and once they do it proves to be inadequate. More than 3 million people are on council house waiting lists with no hope of finding a home. We are simply not building enough houses.
I want 250,000 homes built per year for buying and renting. I believe the best way to achieve this is to give local councils more powers to build homes in their areas.
I have seen the success of this in Grassmoor, where the council have bought land, built houses, and then rented the houses out to tenants. This is a great way to avoid the Right-To-Buy Scheme, and ensures that the houses remain in the ownership of the local council.