Regarding ‘Government looks at including rentals in starter home target’, the local versus national government disconnect is perhaps the central issue to resolve.

Gavin Barwell at REsi

Gavin Barwell at RESI 2016

In housing and planning matters, ‘one size fits all’ solutions seldom work. LPAs need to be empowered to deliver what their communities need, not what is Westminster flavour of the month.

Perhaps feedback from the Localis workshops run earlier in the year has got back to the minister and he has listened to what was being said. If so then good for him.

Cllr Graham Townsend, Devon Local Investment Plan Steering Group, North Devon Council