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http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/86100/work-starts-on-micro-apartments

Labour's Oldham council have allowed these micro-flats.

WORK has begun to build 142 self-contained “micro” apartments — some as small as 18 square metres — in Oldham town centre.

The development, to be known as G-Suite Cardinal Court, is designed to provide affordable accommodation.

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Affordable shouldn't mean a cupboard!

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I can't believe for one moment

1) Anyone would buy one of them for themselves.

2) DSS would pay rent for those 1 bed flats

3) here's any parking or washing facilities.

4) Any bank would lend money against a potential slum.

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I sniff revolution in the air.

Someday soon surely people will start looking around them at the vast amounts of virgin green land and say WTF, how has this happened?

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Can sleep four with a double bunk

taft_18sqm.jpg

Think how low the heating costs will be .....all supplied by body heat.

There's cosy for you !

Edited by Tankus

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I'm confused.

Why has this got anything to do with Labour (or any other political party for that matter)?

Surely planning permission was granted by the Oldham planning officers, not Oldham council themselves or councillors?

Edited by byron78

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Can sleep four with a double bunk

taft_18sqm.jpg

Think how low the heating costs will be .....all supplied by body heat.

There's cosy for you !

Sleeps 4 but only sits 3! :blink:

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I'm confused.

Why has this got anything to do with Labour (or any other political party for that matter)?

Surely planning permission was granted by the Oldham planning officers, not Oldham council themselves or councillors?

Most planning permission is granted by planning committees made up of local councillors.

The planning officers only act as advisers and make recommendations

If it is a Labour Council they will dominate the planning committee and they will have approved the development

Building crap homes for the poor is something Labour have specialised in since the days of T Dan Smith, although it is all party policy now

Edited by stormymonday_2011

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Somebody has to eat their dinner sitting on the khazi.

Is that what is meant by modern housing being more efficient?

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Most planning permission is granted by planning committees made up of local councillors.

The planning officers only act as advisers and make recommendations

If it is a Labour Council they will dominate the planning committee and they will have approved the development

Building crap homes for the poor is something Labour have specialised in since the days of T Dan Smith, although it is all party policy now

Ah.

Doesn't work like that at all round here (hence my confusion).

If planning permission really is being granted by committees of councillors up and down the country it's a wonder anything is built (must take ages, and lots of NIMBYism if the development occurs in a councillors ward I'd have thought).

Our choices are no homes (Tories protecting NIMBYs) or crap homes (Labour). Yuck.

So we're saying Oldham council should have just rejected this development by a private developer then? I thought we were all about letting private builders build if they want (if they build crap that's their look out of course, although I'm sure some numptie BTL landlord will love these).

Edited by byron78

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http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/86100/work-starts-on-micro-apartments

Labour's Oldham council have allowed these micro-flats.

WORK has begun to build 142 self-contained micro apartments some as small as 18 square metres in Oldham town centre.

The development, to be known as G-Suite Cardinal Court, is designed to provide affordable accommodation.

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Affordable shouldn't mean a cupboard!

I posted elsewhere the other day about 'micro condos' in California - I am in US now and a woman we met told us about her daughter living in one of these - she said it's like a hotel room.

I have come from the W Coast of the US to the East (Boston area) and now up to Cape Cod, and each local paper has articles about crazy house prices and the dire lack of affordable housing.

BTW temp in Cape Cod today about 10C and p*ssing with rain most of the day!

Edited by Mrs Bear

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I posted elsewhere the other day about 'micro condos' in California - I am in US now and a woman we met told us about her daughter living in one of these - she said it's like a hotel room.

I have come from the W Coast of the US to the East (Boston area) and now up to Cape Cod, and each local paper has articles about crazy house prices and the dire lack of affordable housing.

BTW temp in Cape Cod today about 10C and p*ssing with rain most of the day!

Let me guess - The US has QE too?

Am I right???

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Surely Oldham is not that expensive, or in that high demand for rent or buy anyway?

If the council allow such small living spaces for flats, surely it will start to set a president and allow the building of houses with even less space/light/ventilation than the crap that is currently allowed?

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Surely Oldham is not that expensive, or in that high demand for rent or buy anyway?

If the council allow such small living spaces for flats, surely it will start to set a president and allow the building of houses with even less space/light/ventilation than the crap that is currently allowed?

Plenty of ads for these homes in Pakistani supermarkets

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These will be larger than the space allocated in hostels to those new to the benefits system (single mothers, etc.), and has better facilities than the one-room (with bathroom - down the hall / on the ground floor / outside )that is the limit of what is available through the benefits system since the recent reforms.

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