To ask the Minister for Housing; Planning and Local Government when he will publish regulations under Part 5 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
I commenced the relevant provisions of Part 5 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 to provide a statutory basis for the delivery of affordable housing for purchase. Part 5 contains significant detail on the procedures and operation of the new Affordable Purchase Scheme.
The primary legislation will be supported by associated regulations, which are in the final stage of legal drafting following extensive consultation between my Department, the Housing Agency and local authorities. These will be published shortly. Most recently, my Department hosted a workshop for all local authorities on affordable housing and local authority land activation issues on 8 November 2018, where the operation of Part 5 was discussed.
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