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Jan 06 2014

Harrow being ‘Short Changed’ on Housing, say Labour

labour_roseWe wrote that Bob Blackman welcomed a £214,000 boost that Harrow was gettting for the new homes bonus scheme. However, there is another side to the story, from Labour, naturally.

According to London Housing News, outside of London, the way the New Homes Bonus works will remain unchanged.

Councillor Keith Ferry, Labour’s shadow cabinet member for planning and regeneration in Harrow, said: “If the New Homes Bonus is essential for councils in Leeds and Manchester to fund the pressure of growth, why is London in general, and Harrow in particular, being short changed again by the Tory-led Government?”

Ben Wealthy, a Labour councillor who has lobbied for Harrow Council to invest in more housing stock, said: “It’s yet another decision from the Tory-led Government which makes delivering new homes, alongside the necessary investment in services, harder.”

According to Housing News, a council spokeswoman said: “We are currently embarking on exciting plans to increase our housing stock and develop more affordable housing in the borough, by looking at the potential for regeneration of some of our estates and a new ‘hidden homes’ scheme which involves redeveloping land such as garage sites.”

You can read the full story here.

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1 comment

  1. John Clement

    Save our countryside we dont want to live in an overcrowded ghetto just so that Sainsburys can sell more cans of baked beans

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