Councils in Devon have welcomed a multi-billion pound boost to social housing across England as part of the drive to build the homes communities need.
A Teignbridge District Council spokesman said: “Teignbridge has been very successful this year in applications for government funding, securing a total of £10m for town centre regeneration and unlocking opportunities for key infrastructure Exminster and Dawlish. We will explore the opportunities the fund offers and looking to take advantage of being able to draw down funding when a suitable scheme comes forward.”
In the last few years I have seen a few housing estates go up around Dawlish/Warren and, in my opinion, these housing estates are far from alleviating the housing shortage for those people in local communities who need social housing. If you look at the developer/estate agent sites peddling these overpriced and poorly built homes, again in my opinion, they match and in some cases exceed the price of similar established properties in the local area. As to essential upgrades to items like sewerage, access...need I say anymore!
What cracks me up is the artist's impreessions of these homes used to entice people to buy them. What you see is a tranquil property surrounded by space and in some cases beatifully manicured gardens, what a joke when compared to the reality of these properties.
On the large housing estate that backs onto the former golf course at the leisure centre I only saw 2 properties under £200k for sale. How many on that estate are for social housing? not a lot I expect.
As to the even distribution of funds for Teignbridge I think everyone knows the funds would seem to be spent 1) Newtion Abbot and 2) Teignmouth and then everyone else.
The Newton Abbot shopping centre regeneration, which is costing ten's of millions,again in my opinion, is merely a facelift to the old shopping centre. To spend this sort of money on an a outdated shopping centre just for a visuals and glass roof is money wasted when essential services in the Teignbridge area have declined over the years.
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Well said and abosolutly spot on. These housing developers just use their massisve profits made by selling their poor quality wooden huts to offer back handers to councils in order to buy out of their requirement to provide a percentge of affordable housing and or infastructure facilities. What the buyers of these new type properties seem to fail to understand is that unless they own the pitch freehold or took out maximum mortgages they will likely be facing a negative equity situation come selling time.
@FB can you give us all some links so that we can all read about these backhanders that developers give to councils.
Lynne give it a rest will you. You know dam well what goes on yet every time somebody posts something your response is always the same and unfortunatly its becoming boring to read. Unlike yourself we dont all have time to scrutinise every bit of news, council minutes, public web pages, etc
Well Fred Basset, If more attention was given to what your councils/officers get up to, then we may all see a clear and level playing field. Most people moan like hell when something smacks them in the face but do nothing about it. Shareholders are the name of the game when it comes to over priced accommodation. And by that I mean companies that offer highly priced to rent housing and housing for sale. There is a two bed flat for sale near me, that started at over £100,000 but is now being offered at £65,00 And I wonder if this could just be the start of a housing crash.
I myself have been attacking and (will continue to do so) for as long as I can, the corrupt practices that officers of LA's get up too.
I started a topic about the Berry Head car park. Not many (if any) people on this site took much of an interest in what is really going on or where the money collected by the private parking company was going and whether or not it is going to the right place. They are happy to look a pictures and are not inquisitive enough to look any further.
There once was a contributor to this site but I think he and his followers have gone to ground as I have seen no further comment from them. Strange that as I only deal in facts but others and I mean many others always assume but don't really know what is behind their assumptions. But that is life.
England to win is the topic of the day, but that will not solve the many many problems that confront us on a daily basis.
@FredBasset howabout your giving a rest your claiming things but then not providing any evidence of your claims?
And no-one, but no-one, makes you or anyone else read what I write. If you find it boring just ignore it and don't read it.