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Blog Posts with the Tag "affordable housing"
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England has just published a new report about the housing market. It is critical of the extent of planned developments and the amount of countryside that is being lost, and it is also pointing out that the housing needs of local people are still not being met.
Published: 23rd October 2018
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Many Town and Parish Councils are frustrated when the discover that “Affordable Houses” revert to being “Open Market Houses” when they are sold on. Members of the public are even more confused. Could Community Land Trusts be the answer?
Published: 11th February 2017
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At the very end of 2016, the Government announced that it would be making £60 million available to help “tackle the problem of high levels of second homeownership” in certain communities across the United Kingdom.
Published: 22nd January 2017
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"Shelter and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation take the view that spending more than one third of disposable income on rent or a mortgage means that individuals or families may not be able to afford their other basic needs. In 2011, Shelter did a survey and estimated that – based on their model – 85% of private rents in the South West were unaffordable."
Published: 17th May 2014
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There was supposed to be a bedroom tax rally in Penzance on Saturday just passed to coincide with the UK wide day of action, but due to the wet and windy weather and the fact it relied on street theater the organisers, Cornwall Anti Cuts Alliance, decided to call it off. Which was unfortunate as the Tory and Lib Dem government need pressure from every corner of the UK to stop this horrible and pointless policy. Anyway I was, as PPC for the St Ives constituency, (possibly) going to give a speech.
Published: 7th April 2014
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Mebyon Kernow believes in social justice and a sensible housing policy. We believe in creating a fair and equitable world and many of MK's members have been disgusted by the Tory/LibDem policy of cutting support for the most vulnerable in our society.
Published: 9th April 2013
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First of all we must congratulate the cabinet of millionaires, for realising that housing is problem and restarting the debate over what can and ought to be done. Unfortunately the government has announced plans that offer the same old broken Thatcherite policies that have caused this generation, my generation, most of the problems. Typically for this right wing government it involves free market solutions and is more about bumping up developers profits than the genuine needs of the people and solving the housing crisis.
Published: 17th November 2012
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My column in the last edition of the Cornish Guardian focused on the impact of second homes on Cornwall and its communities. It was as follows:
Published: 17th November 2012
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