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Homes people can afford

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We all have the right to a home we can afford to live in, wherever we are.

Everyone needs a place to live, but the way in which this is being done means that urban sprawl is nibbling away at our green spaces. Developers should be making more use of previously developed sites within our towns.

We want everyone in the countryside to have a fair chance in life, whatever their circumstances. To make this a reality, we need to ensure there are enough low cost homes to rent or buy in our villages and market towns.

We’re working with local partners and urging the government to make sure communities get the homes they need to thrive.

We campaign hard to keep the countryside alive, we need affordable homes in the countryside, yet we are faced with applications dominated by larger more expensive homes which do not meet the needs of North Yorkshire. Brownfield sites should be developed first after all, we recycle our milk bottles, why on earth don’t we recycle our previously developed land with the same enthusiasm?