boroughpaul wrote:but if right to buy tenants have since sold and moved on and the property has been sold and sold again since, there is nothing that can be done. the horse has bolted. Isn't social housing these days basically the domain of housing associations ? ideally all new developments should have a mix of full sale, shared ownership and social/affordable places to rent. that model works and meets the needs of most who, surely, in the long run, want to buy their own home rather than rent?
boroughpaul wrote:For the record that model ioperates in many developments for example at Empire Square and works well . The payment of cash in lieu of housing units works against this and really shouldn't be allowed (in my opinion)
boroughpaul wrote:cry true but...who makes the decision accept cash in lieu of affordable units? the council. the developers can hardly be blamed for that?
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