Local communities to be given more control over housing
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Fears over housing provision with community control

The government says the Localism Bill will give communities in England greater scope to take control of some services from councils.

One of those services is housing and local people would decide whether new houses should be built in their community.

But there are fears this will hamper efforts to tackle a severe housing shortage.

The BBC's Business Correspondent, Emma Simpson, has this report from Bristol.

  • 13 Dec 2010