Wednesday, 1 July 2009

David Williams calls on the Tory Council to meet the housing challenge

“The Government is right to invest in new affordable homes”, says David Williams, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Crewe and Nantwich, “But we now need the same commitment from the Tories on Cheshire East Council.

David was speaking at a launch of the Government draft legislative programme Building Britain’s Future in Downing Street yesterday.

David Williams said, “Affordable housing is an issue often raised with me on the doorstep. Not just by young people looking to set up a new home, but also their parents who worry the future for their sons and daughters.”

The Government is investing an additional £1.5 billion over the next two years to deliver 20,000 new affordable homes, creating 45,000 jobs in the construction and related sectors.

David Williams concluded, “I do not believe the Tories share our commitment to providing affordable social housing. But I am even more concerned that they will frustrate planning applications, as their not in my backyard instincts take over.

“The challenge is to meet the housing needs of local people. I want to see Cheshire East Council grasp the nettle, identify new build sites in Crewe and Nantwich, bid for the Government’s new investment.

Building Britain's Future website

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