Zoe wrote:In parts of the borough where there is currently not much private housing, the normal affordable housing quota is flipped and planning policy says that new developments must have at least 35 per cent private housing.(though I was somewhat confused by the talk of needing an extra 3000 to meet the affordable homes target, surely the council homes are the affordable homes. Does this mean that the council is in fact building 14,000 homes or that they are building 8,000, with another 3,000 under a different tenure?).
Zoe wrote:Ocean4, I agree there needs to be a discussion about allocation, but you described it as state funded accommodation, which suggests that council tenants are somehow scroungers, which isn't true. I appreciate you probably didn't mean it that way, but lots of people do think that.
Southwark undertook a major consultation over the last year on both what to do with it's council housing and how it should be allocated. The outcome of this was strongly in favour of building more council houses, hence the 11,000 being planned...
boroughonian wrote:it is,it seems,difficult for people to have this debate without starting with the wrong assertion that council homes are subsidised.
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