Renters will the security to plan a future by radical housing reforms, it was announced
The series of reforms will also see developers being forced to use planning permission quickly to boost Britain’s housing stock.
And housing minister Gavin Barwell has vowed that large tracts of protected green belt land will not be used to overcome the housing shortage.
He is also due to announce that England’s 709 ancient woodlands will receive the same tough protection from developers as green belt.
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In an apparent reversal of the Tory commitment for more people to be homeowners, Mr Barwell said the Government wanted to encourage more housebuilding of all kinds – including more social housing and the provision of homes to rent.
He acknowledged that the white paper would represent a "change of tone" from past Conservative housing policy which had concentrated on promoting home ownership.
It will include proposals to amend planning rules to enable councils to plan for more build-to-rent-properties as well as measures to ensure more secure, longer term tenancies are available in the private rented sector.
"Absolutely we want to be a Government that helps people that are working hard to get onto the housing ladder but if you are going to have a country that works for everyone you have to have something to say to people that want to rent a home as well," he said.
We want to see more housing built in this country of every kind
Minister Gavin Barwell
He said however that ultimately there had to be more housebuilding if people were going to be helped into affordable homes.
"Housing has become more and more unaffordable for people who are trying to buy or trying to rent because governments for 30 or 40 years have not built enough homes," he said.
"We want to see more housing built in this country of every kind. At the moment we are far too dependent on a small number of large developers building our homes.
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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal, the UK’s most prestigious housing design award. A summer house by the sea on the south coast, a refurbished ‘black-house’ on the Isle of Tiree; a futuristic double height extension of a Georgian Villa in north London; a striking brick house wedged into a difficult site in Barnes village; a minimalist hidden home cut into the cliffside on the Isle of Skye and a contemporary castle nestled on a hillside in the Gower peninsula are all in the running. The RIBA Manser Medal winner will be announced at a special event on 16 October at the RIBA in London. RIBA President Stephen Hodder said: “The six homes in the running for this year’s Manser Medal are the best of British housing design. With each of the projects, the architects have added real value to the homeowner’s happiness and wellbeing.
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Stormy Castle is a contemporary private house in an area of outstanding natural beauty on a hillside on the Gower peninsula.
Housing minister Gavin Barwell, right,l also vowed to protect green belt land from housing demands
"We need to get more people involved in building homes and more different kinds of tenure – for outright ownership for shared ownership, for renting."
Mr Barwell indicated that the white paper would also include measures to stop so-called "land-banking" by developers who obtain planning permission for a site but then do not build on it.
"Part of the solution to our housing problems has to be to ensure that when people get planning permission it gets built. You can't live in a planning permission so we need to get homes coming out of the ground quicker," he said.
England’s 709 ancient woodlands are also due to get the same tough protection
He insisted that the white paper, expected to be released on Tuesday, would not propose any change to the rules on the green belt.
"We are not going to weaken the protections. We have a clear manifesto commitment. there is no need to take huge tracts of land out of the green belt to solve the housing crisis," he said.
"They (councils) can take land out of the green belt in exceptional circumstances but they should have looked at every alternative first. That policy is not going change."
He also said more house building will be needed to help people get affordable homes
However his comments failed to reassure Conservative critics who warned that local authorities were already encroaching on green belt land.
Former minister Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield, said large numbers of homes had been approved for green belt land in the West Midlands without any objection by ministers.
"We have seen in Birmingham a monstrous plan put forward by the Labour council to build 6,000 on our treasured green belt and it has been waved through by ministers," he said.
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