Key Policy

Radical restructure of housing



Corresponding Charter Article

C3. Housing

Everyone has the right to warm and comfortable housing. Nobody will be without housing due to financial constraints or personal circumstances.


EQ169 Bring system-wide change, so that a tragedy like Grenfell never happens again

EQ170 Fit sprinklers and other fire safety measures in all high- rise council and housing association tower blocks
EQ171 Enforce the replacement of dangerous Grenfell- style cladding on all high-rise homes and buildings
EQ172 Introduce mandatory building standards and guidance, inspected and enforced by fully trained Fire and Rescue Service fire safety officers
EQ173 Create a new Department for Housing
EQ174 Make Homes England a more accountable national housing agency
EQ175 Put councils in the driving seat of local housing
EQ176 Set out a strategy for a flourishing construction sector with a skilled workforce and full rights at work
EQ177 Set up a new English Sovereign Land Trust, with powers to buy land more cheaply for low-cost housing
EQ178 Use public land to build this housing, not sell it off to the highest bidder
EQ179 Developers will face new use it or lose it taxes on stalled housing developments
EQ180 Keep the Land Registry in public hands, and make ownership of land more transparent
EQ181 Make brownfield sites the priority for development and protect the green belt
EQ182 Tackle the climate crisis and cut energy bills by introducing a tough, new zero-carbon homes standard for all new homes
EQ183 Upgrade millions of existing homes to make them more energy efficient
EQ184 Review the planning guidance for developments in flood risk areas
EQ280 Reduce salary to mortgage multiples to end house inflation
EQ281 Secured Tenancies
EQ282 Legislate to support housing cooperatives