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Waiting lists soar as house prices rise

Young people setting up in homes of their own are facing a growing problem... finding somewhere they can actually afford.
Barbara Eeles highlights the plight of families on Babergh Council's housing list.
Desperate efforts are being made to avoid a housing crisis as youngsters priced out of the market increase the pressure on a critically short supply of council homes.
Shock figures show 96% of new households cannot afford to buy even a one-bedroom flat in Babergh district.
"Our waiting list has gone up from 1,200 to 1,800 in the last five years," said Babergh's housing enabling manager Ian Tippett.
"They include single people, couples, families and older people.
"Our 2004 Babergh's housing need survey showed 96% of new households could not afford even the cheapest one- bedroom flat. Four years earlier the figure was just over 50%.

And the story is repeated in hundreds of towns and villages over the country. This is the result of 10 years of Gordon's "Miracle Economy" at work. His ramping of the market has really brought misery and deprivation to thousands of all age groups. The social cost will have to be paid for by generations to come because there is no free lunch where the lives of people are at issue.

Lets get these champagne socialists out of office and vote for anyone other than NuLabour in the local elections! No more "Miracle Economy" thank you very much Gordon.

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And all this pent up housing demand, will it -

a ) help support existing price levels and ensure that any corrections will be only minor and temporary, or

b ) something else?

:rolleyes:

Edited by JohnG

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Hi,

Let's quote Gordy from some of his pre-election speeches ;

http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php?id=news&ux_news_id=ac04gb

A Great Britain where people say with pride,

‘This is our country, Great Britain; we built it generation to generation upon the foundation of liberty duty and fairness;

Hummm, those pesky stats for generational high property prices, disproportionate debt amongst the under 40's and record levels of income multiples cetainly fit that quote.

‘A Britain where – because we recognise our shared needs, mutual obligations and linked destinies – it is not every man for himself not them against us, but we the people working together for a better life future for all’.

Uh-hu? So that will be BTL and your socialist property boom then, I take it? What's that? There are no FTB's? Perhaps they don't have shared needs for luxuries like housing. What do you think Gordon?

If only seven years ago there was no DVD, no digital TV, no broadband, a fraction of people with mobile phones or connected to the internet, then think of how in the next few years ever faster changes in digital technologies and genetics will touch upon every aspect of our lives and revolutionise our economy.

Now, I hear what you're saying Gordy old chap, problem is that housing is a little more important than the cheap IPOD's, plasma's and DVD's that China has bestowed upon us. What's the plan for that then?

Expanding our ten year science plan, so that we can be proud that new British ideas and inventions are turned into new British products, new British exports, that in turn create new British manufacturing jobs.

Manufacturing and exporting, oh dear. Ok, it was over a year ago he made that speech. When is he going to mention housing? Obviously it isn't on the radar.

And because affordable housing is the key to personal prosperity for millions, John Prescott and I will implement the barker review with new plans to bring homes within the reach of first time buyers, including expanding affordable housing for key workers in our public services.

Whooooaa! Here we go. OK, barker review...... shared equity housing ..... subsidies for public sector employees. Ok, hu um. Haven't started any building or planning reforms yet, ok. Hold on, that's it! Now he's gone off on some other tangent in the speech. Hummm, guess it really isn't on the radar (or maybe under the rug).

And the Barker review, to remind ourselves, recommends ;

Between 70,000 and 120,000 additional private sector homes each year

Between 17,000 and 23,000 social homes each year, at a cost of up to £1.6bn

The government introduce a tax on land held with planning permission to stop house builders ‘land banking’

Planning laws be changed to make local authorities respond quickly housing demand

Planning bodies take great account of ‘market signals’ – such as hour prices, demand and affordability – when setting housing targets and allocating land

Local authorities be allowed to keep the council tax revenues from new housing for up to three years rather than pass it to the Treasury to give authorities incentives to support development

A Community Infrastructure Fund be established to help to unlock some of the barriers to development

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: they haven't even started. Yep Gordy, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité all around please. I'll have a big dollop of your special brand red-socialist sauce on mine please.

Edited by boom_and_bust

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http://www.sudburytoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2...ticleid=1454241

Waiting lists soar as house prices rise

Barbara Eeles highlights the plight of families on Babergh Council's housing list.

Desperate efforts are being made to avoid a housing crisis as youngsters priced out of the market increase the pressure on a critically short supply of council homes.

"Our waiting list has gone up from 1,200 to 1,800 in the last five years," said Babergh's housing enabling manager Ian Tippett.

Straight to the top of the housing list if you're new to these shores, an ethnic minority, gender confused, physically challenged, and multi spawned ..................................with absent dads

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Straight to the top of the housing list if you're new to these shores, an ethnic minority, gender confused, physically challenged, and multi spawned ..................................with absent dads

what a slander. theres no truth in that at all.

just ask my brother who waited 10 years in vain on a council waiting list in cricklewood.

all the time he worked and rented a massively overpriced bedsit.

he was only too happy to see pregnant women from overseas housed in under 6 months,

he was delighted for them.

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why does right to buy even exist??

Does every one who rents a house have the right to buy??

So why do people who rent a council house have the right to buy!!

waste of tax payers money yet again!!

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And why do you get some families who live in council accomodation permanently, then low & behold their kids do it too.

Social housing is supposed to be to help people during hard times, until they get back on their feet & get their own home, not to permantly subsidise the same families for their entire lives, then to let them buy the place on the cheap.

Its a double whammy for the tax payer, & a bl**dy disgrace. Most of them need a good kick up their lazy *rses to get a job & stand on their own 2 feet.

So there!

Bring back national service & the guillotine.

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