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£10 mill for North Street?

On 1 Feb 2018 at 1:02pm eagle eye wrote:

Maria Caulfield tweet:
Extremely pleased the Government has announced today it is providing £10 million for the North Street Quarter in Lewes with affordable housing a key part of the project. Thanks @sajidjavid for listening to local people.
On 1 Feb 2018 at 1:47pm Rod Marks wrote:
Excellent news. Some progress at last!
Thank you Maria. You are an excellent MP and don't get thanked enough.
On 1 Feb 2018 at 2:35pm Deja Vu wrote:
The 10 million is from the housing infrastructure fund, it's public money being used to prepare the land (flood defences, highways etc) ready for private building companies to swoop in and make maximum profits.
Yes good job Maria, you're the best.

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On 1 Feb 2018 at 3:58pm Soap factory wrote:
There's going to be a perfume factory. LOL that'll pong. Anyone remember the one @ the North end of the A22 ? "The £10M will help unlock new homes." LOL. Affordable a key part............LOL.
On 1 Feb 2018 at 4:21pm Staying in wrote:
If you are stilled sacked in by tory lies you deserve your own destiny. Only developers will win. Again and again you believe this cr@p. Mrs caulifield isonly innit for her own gains. She don't give a crap about anyone.
On 1 Feb 2018 at 8:26pm @soap factory wrote:
Thereís already a perfume factory in North street so if you canít smell it now you probably wonít smell it when it moves!
On 2 Feb 2018 at 10:08am Observer wrote:
I love it when people complain about developers making money.
Do you expect them to build homes at a loss, all for the benefit of the community? They're a private business.
You don't expect Tesco or Waitrose to sell food without any commercial imperative.
On 2 Feb 2018 at 12:41pm Deja Vu wrote:
Don't be stupid Observer, no one said that.
If I purchased a plot or do any building work on my house I have certain obligations, roads, drainage, etc
Why should public funds go towards preparing the site, why aren't the builders taking care of it?
If you can't make money out of building houses (even with the site preparation costs), you should stop trying to build houses.
After all isn't that the fundamental point of capitalism, good companies survive, bad companies fail, the consumer benefits.
Why are they using public funds to support a house builder that can't afford to prepare the site ready for the houses, it doesn't seem much like capitalism to me.
On 3 Feb 2018 at 7:26am Rod Marks wrote:
Don't be stupid Deja Vu. Go and look at the site and the plans for it.
There is a load of "PUBLIC" infrastructure required to build that site. "PUBLIC" as in for everyone's use/benefit.
I'm happy some of my tax is going towards funding this.
Perhaps understand a little more before spouting drivel on a public forum. The plans are available for the "PUBLIC" to view. Even you.
On 3 Feb 2018 at 8:05am Deja Vu wrote:
Rod don't be so gullible, the 10 mil is for preparing the area for the houses "flood defences and riverfront works, land remediation, and new highways and landscaping", how exactly am I going to benefit by paying for the roads around an estate I'm not living in, or from the extra traffic?
I understand the developer doesn't have the 10 million to prepare the area and it won't get built without it, but what is the point of using a private developer then?
This should either be publicly funded or privately, instead of the public paying for the bits that can't be sold so that the developer can make maximum profit.
The best bit is you thinking this is somehow good value for money...
On 3 Feb 2018 at 1:37pm Doh wrote:
When the land was sold there was absolutely no doubt that this infrastructure would be needed. What should have happened is that the developer should have paid a suitable amount for the land to develop it and make a profit. Instead they paid a high price and then get a handout to make it viable. So the landowner wins (big profit), the developer wins (bit profit) and its nicely subsidised by the tax payer. Crazy.

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