It has been almost 10 years since the UK’s government introduced the National Housing Strategy.
But it still has a way to go.
This is the first in a two-part series.
The first part covers the National Planning Framework of 2005 and how the UK has progressed since then.
The second part looks at the future of housing policy, from housing affordability to the housing crisis.
What is the National Plan?
The National Planning Plan was an ambitious, detailed plan for the UK and the world to develop new homes.
The plan’s aim was to achieve affordable housing by 2020.
It was drafted by the then government and was the product of many years of consultation.
In its entirety, the plan set out a vision for the future, encompassing a wide range of policy areas.
Its aim was clear: to build the most affordable homes in the world.
The National Plan was published in 2007.
It has since been followed by a raft of other plans, including the National Homes Strategy and the National Communities Plan.
These plans have come under increasing scrutiny and criticism, with concerns about the pace of the planning process and lack of transparency.
The new planning process for the new housing sector, which began in May 2017, has also been under scrutiny.
What are the key points of the National Plans?
The first of these plans is the New Homes Plan, which came into force in April 2018.
It outlined the National Policy Framework for the building of new homes, including a wide-ranging range of objectives, including building new homes for everyone.
This included a “complete and comprehensive approach to planning” that covered everything from affordable housing to affordable housing for low-income groups, and a “comprehensive and coherent” approach to building new housing for the elderly.
It also specified “a plan for providing the best quality, most affordable and most resilient homes for those living in older communities”.
The plan also included a wide array of other key principles, such as promoting “home ownership and investment”.
The second National Plan is the Home Owners’ Strategy.
It is the blueprint for the housing sector for the next ten years.
It sets out the “targeted objectives for the provision of affordable homes”.
The key elements of the Home Owner’s Strategy include: 1) ensuring the availability of affordable housing through measures such as affordable housing tax credits; 2) improving the housing market by making home ownership more affordable, particularly for the poor; 3) building homes that offer the highest quality and affordability; and 4) providing people with “financial security and the chance to invest their savings in the creation of a stable home”.
It also stated that, in the event of a “significant economic shock”, such as an economic downturn, “all homeowners must be prepared to pay their share in order to ensure they are able to afford to live in a house”.
What does the National Home Owners Strategy mean?
The Home Owners Plan aims to build homes for all, regardless of income.
It focuses on building homes for the most vulnerable and vulnerable groups, such of children, families and older people.
It provides a “high quality” range of housing for everyone, regardless in terms of age, income or race.
What does it mean for older people?
The scheme aims to provide “housing that provides the best value for money, whilst also protecting the wellbeing of all households and communities”.
It aims to ensure “housing for all” includes “housing designed to allow all people to live comfortably in their homes”.
This includes, “housing in the most appropriate building styles, including homes that meet current building standards, and that have adequate fire protection and plumbing”.
In addition, it includes a “level playing field” by ensuring “all homes, whether they are affordable or not, can meet local and national housing standards”.
What is an affordable home?
An affordable home is a house that costs less than £600 a month to rent, but more than £1,000 a month for a house in a high-cost area.
A “house in a bad area” is a home that costs more than that but less than that.
For example, a house worth £1 million would be affordable to rent in the north-east of England but less affordable to buy.
How does the Homeowners Plan help?
The aim of the scheme is to build “affordable housing that meets local housing standards and is designed to be affordable for all”.
The scheme sets out “what types of affordable dwellings are best for people in need”, which includes: affordable housing designed to meet local housing needs, such a homes that “meet current building requirements, and have adequate flood protection, heat and fire protection, water supply, sewerage, electricity and waste management systems”.
It includes affordable housing that “may be suitable for individuals aged 55 and over”.
The goal of the plan is also to “make it easy to buy a house, particularly when a mortgage is due”.
It sets up a “Homebuyer’s Guarantee” to ensure that all those eligible to buy houses are “ready to purchase” a