NHL calls for more family-sized affordable homes
The government must build more affordable family-sized homes or see
an exodus of families away from cities, it has been claimed.
According to the National Housing Federation (NHL), more than half
of houses being developed in the UK are flats and
While these are suitable for first time buyers and single people,
they are not apt for families, a spokesperson for the NHL
"Flats are a lot cheaper to develop which is why a lot of the new
homes being built tend to be blocks of flats, particularly in
London but this is something that needs to change because we are
seeing a lot of flats being built where there is a real need for
family sized accommodation," he explained.
In the event that there is no drive to produce more affordable
three-to-four bedroom homes, the effect will be deleterious on
families' quality of life, he added.
"People have to move further and further out to be able to find
good quality and affordable accommodation."
"This isn't good for families because the time spent travelling to
work could be spent with their families."