Council ranked by Right to Buy figures

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FIGURES have shown that one in three councils have not replaced a single house sold through the Right to Buy scheme.

Analysis of figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government showed that of the 166 councils that sold properties since 2012, 33 per cent had not replaced a single home.

Just one council in 12 had managed to build enough to replace half their stock, and only two had replaced more than 100 per cent of those sold.

Winchester ranked as one of the top 10 councils that has replaced the most homes at 81 per cent, with North Kestevan best at 187 per cent. Fareham was 37th with 19 per cent and Portsmouth was 43rd with 16 per cent. The worst was Dudley, which replaced just 0.4 per cent of its homes.

The Right to Buy scheme gives secure tenants of councils and some housing associations the legal right to buy, at a large discount, the home they are living in.