Q10. What about ‘Right to Buy’?

The ‘Right to Buy’ legislation does give most tenants of ‘social’ housing the right to buy their rented homes after a given amount of time.

However, the CLT houses fall outside of this legislation because

  1.  the land belongs to ECLT in perpetuity, and
  2.  this complies with Stroud Local Plan policy HC4 (Exception Sites) which states that the affordable homes on exception sites must always be affordable.
  3.  the Section 106 will include specific clauses to ensure these 23 homes will be for rent only.