We have a housing crisis. Don’t we need more housing?

Yes, as a country we do, but we need the right kind of housing. The housing crisis is because young people and low income families can’t find places they can afford to live in. This space will hardly be used for social & affordable by developers due to its location. These would be at the higher end of affordability. In addition, the council’s purchase of the lower school site, would not effect the number of houses built as there is only permission to build 130 – and these could fit on the remainder of the land that is for sale – Also, Totnes is already oversubscribed with new developments within the Joint Local Plan.

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