Affordable housing

We recognise that there is a need for additional housing to help keep prices affordable in the county and we have budgeted to ensure we can deliver significant numbers of new homes at reasonable prices.

The majority of new housing will be developed by the private sector to ensure a minimum of cost to the taxpayer – but the council will have a key role to play in making sure the infrastructure is in place to ensure that this happens.

The Conservatives locally are committed to doing away with red tape and letting developers build in places which are most appropriate for the county.