Housing

An Extra Meeting Of The Development Committee!

little house

There’s an extra meeting of the Development Committee next Tuesday. It concerns the big housing application passed a couple of years back off Hall Road, Rochford. In particular it concerns the amount of affordable rented housing to be provided. The original plan was for 97 affordable homes in the first phase – about 77 rented and 20 shared ownership. But…
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“Mr A told me that there were six staying in these garages.”

Part of  photo by Julian Ware Lane

Recommended reading of the week is this sensitively-written piece by Southend Labour Councillor Julian Ware Lane: “I first came across the derelict garages described as a ‘shanty town’ a month or two back. I was out with some councillors and a council officer looking at fly-tipping and dumping problems. I took them down one alley that I knew was normally…
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A Nice Little Earner

The Daily Mirror has been looking at the private landlord companies that, overall, receive billions of pounds of housing benefit payments from the government each year. In particular they focused on UKIP’s housing spokesman, whom they state receives £800,000 of housing benefit money each year from Haringey council. However the Mirror also has a nifty interactive page where you can…
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