Working for the future of Bedford & Kempston

Please note: This site covers the period that I was a Member of Parliament from May 2010 to June 2017. 

Richard trying his hand at bricklaying on a housing development in Kempston

Richard trying his hand at bricklaying on a housing development in Kempston

Richard Fuller has welcomed the latest figures which show the country is building again, with housing starts and completions at a seven year high.

The figures show there were 930 starts and 910 completions of new homes in Bedford Borough in 2015. Building more houses means that more people in Bedford and Kempton can achieve their dream of owning their own home.

The Government is going further than ever before, reforming the planning system, fast-tracking house building and investing in schemes like Help to Buy and is determined to do even more to achieve the ambition of 1 million new homeowners by 2021. The Government will continue to support small builders, build new affordable Starter Homes for young first-time buyers and build homes faster with planning permission in principle for brownfield sites.

Richard said:
“These figures show that the reforms to the planning system are working and builders are confident to invest and build new homes. The Government is determined to go even further and has doubled the housing budget to over £2 billion a year so more people in towns like Bedford and Kempston can have the security that comes with a home of their own.”

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