Torbay Council to back formation of Housing company

At the Full Council meeting  to be held on the 6th of April, Liberal Democrat councillors on Torbay Council are set to back the next step in the establishment of a housing company in Torbay, The project is mostly driven by the need for the Council to generate income in the light of the savage cuts to all council budgets by the national Conservative government. The company would build its own homes for sale and rent and could intervene in the housing market in Torbay to tackle  inequalities.   

The leader of the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council, Steve Darling, said: “Our UKIP and Conservative-controlled council has been criticised in the national media for spending £2.3 million on building beach huts and not building any homes to deal with local needs.The Liberal Democrats have been championing the cause of affordable housing for years. We hope this new scheme will start to provide the homes that are required in Torbay. Parts of this project have the capacity to tackle some of the affordable housing issues we face locally. We will be holding the UKIP-Conservative administration to account over the delivery of a project that could help Torbay in a number of ways.“
Contact: Steve Darling 07736658666

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