Brighton and Hove Council will ask the government for permission to end Right to Buy in the area to stop publicly owned homes falling into the hands of private landlords. Members voted through a Green motion to apply for the exemption, which would be the first of its kind granted to a local authority in the country. Bill Randall, the housing committee chairman who tabled the motion, said 6,000 council homes in the city had been sold under the scheme, with more than 1,000 of those now being used for private rental. He said: "We want to give housing hope to people in the city who have none at the moment. If we lose the house, we lose the land, and land is so valuable in this city and restricts any possibility to redevelop in the future."
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