sarah2 wrote:I didn't understand all of it, but was convinced that there were not enough hard financial facts to make a reasoned decision.
sarah2 wrote:What I dont understand is why a vote is limited to tenants. Public housing stock is owned by all of us. As are the pieces of "spare land" that surround them. As a member of the property owning middle classes, it seems daft that our land is being transferred to some new and unproven organisation with the help of a Government carrot. A lot of the north Lambeth stock is poorly built and coming to the end of a (short) life cycle. The sensible option would be a policy of refurbishment where appropriate and rebuild where not. Given the higher densisites now being built, the rebuild should be able to finance the rest and a few community facilities besides. And "we" would keep ownership.
As importantly the Council, who retains responsibility for housing the homeless, would keep control of nominations to housing when it becomes vacant.
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