Planning Resource - 14 March 2006 Planning rules should encourage the building of more homes with gardens and parking spaces in suburban areas, the Conservative Party has said.
The party's shadow ODPM secretary Caroline Spelman said she wants to help transform run down suburban communities by encouraging new homes and encouragin flexible ownership.
The party also said it would advocate more eco-friendly homes.
The initiative is aimed at opening up the housing market for first-time buyers.
"One of the biggest challenges facing this country is the fact that many young people can't afford to buy a home," said Spelman.
"This is why I will be making a submission to the policy groups asking them to consider a new model of regenerating rundown suburban communities, and ways to offer shared ownership schemes to a wider audience."
Nicholas Schoon, communications officer for the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said encouraging more parking would be a mistake.
"If the Conservatives want planning policies which mean space for several cars for every new home, that's not sustainable development," he said.