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Welsh Conservatives pledge to double number of new houses

The Welsh Conservatives have pledged to double the number of new homes built every year if they are in power after the next assembly election.

Around 6,000 homes were built in the 12 months to last June, down 19 per cent on the year before.

Urgent new law needed to reduce high-rise fire risk in Wales

Urgent action is needed by Welsh ministers to reduce fire risk in private high-rise flats, AMs have said.

An assembly investigation, held in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, found that people who carry out fire risk assessments need little or no training.

Affordable Housing Down Under Welsh Labour

Official statistics reveal that affordable housing provision in Wales is at its second lowest rate in the last five years, having fallen 9% on the 2016/17 figure.

New build's leasehold crackdown urgently needed in Wales

The vast majority of new-build houses in England are to be sold as freehold in a move to tackle unfair practices in the leasehold sector, and put cash back into the pockets of over-stretched house buyers.

 

AM's lead calls for more investment in Active Travel

Hundreds of people called for the doubling of investment in active travel at the Cycle on the Senedd in Cardiff last week.

Campaigners converged on the National Assembly of Wales to lobby the Welsh Government to fulfil the promises made in the Active Travel Act.