The District Council would like to do more to help affordable housing happen:
Futures Forum: East Devon and affordable housing: November 2012
But it doesn't always take up the opportunities presented to it:
Futures Forum: Manstone Depot: "The council has a growing appetite to build its own council housing."
In which case, communities might have to take matters into their own hands:
Futures Forum: Innovative solutions to the lack of affordable housing....... self-build alternatives...
Futures Forum: Abolish Empty Office Blocks (AEOB: House People) buys its first property in Bristol
Community group builds plans for genuinely affordable housing | New Economics Foundation