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North st. Quarter

On 1 Feb 2018 at 9:23pm Albion Russell wrote:
So the blessed Maria has announced that her lovely Tories are going to give £10,000,000 to the North Street Quarter development to build affordable housing. That will hardly touch the sides and certainly not build many affordable houses in the whole scheme which will cost considerably more. Don’t know if this 10 million is being given to LDC or developer?
On 1 Feb 2018 at 10:01pm Mark Longbridge wrote:
What is affordable housing? Affordable to who? If you can afford to buy at £500.000, but the houses go on sale under the title affordable housing at £250.000, you can afford to buy two, live in one and rent the other out, and the rich get richer and the poor, can not afford housing, because its not affordable.
On 2 Feb 2018 at 6:51am Tim wrote:
Mark Longbridge, what would make you happy?
On 2 Feb 2018 at 7:13am Attention Seeker wrote:
Do your homework
Affordable housing is 80% of market value
Granted, still not affordable in the south east let alone Lewes
On 2 Feb 2018 at 8:07am Clifford wrote:
Tim wrote: 'Mark Longbridge, what would make you happy?'

So presumably you're happy with what is happening now. The same old game: 'Public money for private profit'.
On 2 Feb 2018 at 8:55am Tim wrote:
"People are eligible if they cannot afford to rent or buy housing supplied by the private sector. Increasingly, councils demand that people prove they have had a local connection for over five years before they are eligible to go on a waiting list. UK and Irish citizens have priority for housing assistance. EU citizens are usually eligible for assistance. Refugees are usually eligible for housing assistance if they have applied for asylum and been granted refugee status, or humanitarian protection. Priority is given to MoD personnel, and to people already on council waiting lists and in demonstrable housing need such as living in overcrowded or poor conditions, split families or people facing harassment."

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