How discounted First Homes change the system: the Planning Briefing

The government’s new homes for first-time buyers should account for a quarter of all affordable housing delivered via planning obligations. We explore the implications for applicants and authorities

by Gavin McEwan
Looking to buy: purchasers of First Home properties will benefit from a minimum discount of 30 per cent compared with equivalent properties on the market (photograph: Leon Sosra/Getty Images)
Looking to buy: purchasers of First Home properties will benefit from a minimum discount of 30 per cent compared with equivalent properties on the market (photograph: Leon Sosra/Getty Images)

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