New Homes Should Be For Local People
We were discussing a draft housing strategy for the District.
My real concern is that we won’t see enough affordable homes for local people to buy.
I pointed to initiatives in other parts of the country, such as Cornwall, where Council policy has meant some homes can only be purchased by people with local family connections.
I think it is such a shame when children, flying the nest, are forced to settle miles away out of the area because they cannot afford to buy locally.
Do you agree?
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I must admit to a slight sinking feeling whenever the thick file of papers known as the Agenda and reports for the next District Council planning committee fall on my doormat.
The District Council formally decided to adopt new powers that will enable them to levy fines at the registered owners of vehicles, if any litter is thrown out, whether by the driver or a passenger.