New housing in Torbay put on ice

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council have slammed a decision by the council to put on ice any further development from a 25 million pound housing company until this summer.

The company was established in July 2017 to deliver more affordable rented housing for Torbay.  To date, no schemes have come to fruition under the chairmanship of the Conservative group leader, Cllr David Thomas. 

Cllr Steve Darling, the leader of the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council, said: “Torbay has less than half the national average number of social rented homes.  The Housing Company is an initiative that the Liberal Democrats championed as a way of turning the tide on poverty in Torbay. Sadly, the Conservatives have supported this in name only and by kicking this initiative into the long grass they will leave many people in dire housing need disappointed.” 

Read the official decision here 

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