On 20 August 2015 Defra published a policy paper identifying how the Government intends to strengthen productivity in England’s rural areas.This includes improving broadband, transport connections etc.It also involves improving the conditions for people to work and live in these areas including more affordable housing.As part of this plan the Government will deliver discounted Starter Homes for young first time buyers in rural areas.This is all part of a policy to boost rural productivity, which is titled “Towards a one nation economy”.
Anything that helsp young people in ruarl areas get onto the housing ladder has got to eb a good thing.
Osborne pledges measures to boost delivery of rural housing The government will make it easier for villages to draw up neighbourhood plans and allocate land for new homes, including the use of rural exception sites to deliver discounted Starter Homes for young first-time buyers, chancellor George Osborne has announced. A plan for boosting productivity in rural areas, published today by the Treasury and Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), says that the government will increase the availability of housing in rural areas. "Through the right combination of measures, the government wants to ensure that any village in England has the freedom to expand in an incremental way, subject to local agreement," it says.