February 13th, 2010 |
Broken Promise On Housing
The Echo’s John Geoghegan has a good report on the last Meeting of the District Council Review Committe, chaired by Lib Dem June Lumley.:
A HOUSING provider has built no new affordable homes in Rochford district despite promising to build 50 a year since 2007.
Members of Rochford District Council’s review committee heard the revelations at a meeting on Tuesday evening.
Councillors expressed their disappointment at members of Rochford Housing Association, part of national housing provider the Sanctuary Group, for failing to meet their promised targets for affordable housing.
The full report is here.
As June says:
‘the promise to deliver 50 homes a year was a key factor in the council choosing the association to take over its housing stock.’