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Up to 30,000 affordable houses to be scrapped under Tory planning reforms

Areas likely to be most affected are the least affordable and under greatest housing pressure, says LGA

Close to half of affordable homes in some of the most expensive areas of England will not be built if ministers proceed with planning reforms, analysis by councils suggests.

The government’s proposal to scrap the duty of developers, to build affordable housing on sites for up to 40 or 50 homes, would have led to 30,000 of such homes going undelivered over the last five years, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

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