The First Homes scheme aims to give people the opportunity to buy a home in their local area – saving eligible first-time buyers on average around £100,000. The consultation released alongside the announcement estimated that 4,000 new homes a year could be delivered on exception sites.
There are two types of exception sites: rural exception sites, used to provide affordable housing for local people in rural areas, and entry-level exception sites, aimed at providing sites for first-time buyer homes. Sector groups fear that this could see rural exception sites squeezed out for entry level sites.
Inside Housing - First Homes plan could put rural affordable housing at risk
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