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UKIP Leading the Housing Debate


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Andrew-Charalambous-1.jpgIf future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them not only with a legacy of economic growth and technological progress. We must leave them the miracle, the great spectacle of the British countryside, of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we concreted and ruined it.

UKIP Housing Spokesman Andrew Charalambous said, “We talk straight I want it to be known categorically that we will protect the British countryside not only by undoing the bogus Tory localism of imposing untenable housing targets on local authorities but by scraping HS2 and putting an end in the UK to one of the biggest scams in history, the EU wind farm project.

“Believing in Britain means not concreting the best countryside in the world to make up for the fact that Labour, Lib Dems and Conservatives have failed to plan and prepare for their open door immigration policies.

“We will end right to buy for foreign nationals. Foreign nationals who have served with HM armed forces will not lose their entitlement.

“We will produce more affordable housing by changing the planning presumption in favour of residential in off high street office and commercial buildings.

“We will make brownfield development more attractive than ever before by issuing brownfield bonds, providing decontamination assessment grants, removing VAT from brownfield conversion costs and stamp duty from brownfield first builds. There are more than 66 thousand hectares of brownfield land in England alone, a third of which are in high growth areas like London and the South East. Our target is to build a million homes on brownfield by 2025.

“We will reform leasehold law making it easier for leaseholders to extend their leases and challenge unreasonable service charges.

“Council housing entitlement should be first and foremost for those who have contributed to the system. It is time we ended the perception that British people are at the back of the housing queue.”

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