General election 2017: Council housing increase promised by Tories – BBC News

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The Conservative are promising a “new generation” of social housing will be built in England if they win the general election.

They say they would make it easier for committees to acquire dilapidated territory for new rented building projects.

Their programmes commit offering “fixed term” council houses to be sold off after 10 to 15 years, with any starts reinvested in social housing.

Labour said the plans were “political slant, with no substance”.

“There’s no commitment on the number of new cheap homes or on new funding, ” said the party’s building spokesman, John Healey.