Matt Rodda for Reading East

Standing up for Reading

Secure Homes for All


Labour would build a million homes across the UK including Council houses and affordable Housing, easing the housing crisis and helping young families and others who are priced out of the housing.

Labour-run Reading Council’s draft local plan identifies that more than half of the housing needed in the town could be built on former industrial land in the town centre, with most of the rest being provided in South Reading. 

Matt wants to see more social and affordable housing on disused industrial land brownfield sites near the town centre and is working with colleagues on the council to achieve this. Reading’s Labour council has also ensured developers include more affordable homes in building projects 

Labour has strongly opposed developers who want to build in our countryside; such as plans to put houses on the Oxfordshire side of the boundary between Peppard Road and Kiln Road.

 There is plenty of land to build on if the Government wanted to tackle the housing crisis.

 Brownfield land can be developed in Reading at the same time as protecting nearby countryside.

Labour will also introduce controls on rent rises, more secure tenancies, landlord licensing and new consumer rights for private renters and will set out a new national plan to end rough sleeping

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published this page in General Election 2017 2017-05-29 23:01:24 +0100

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