We’ll scrap the Tory plan to build 10,000 homes mainly around the A5. Our plan for homes will protect our villages. Local people will come before developers.
We will demand plans for proper services and truly affordable homes for local people before we’ll consider development.
At the same time as seeing over development of our countryside, owning a home in our Borough is getting further and further away from our children.
Council Housing has been sold off and not replaced and those that remain in Council ownership just aren’t kept up to scratch. Private sector landlords have swooped in to fill the gap and today our private sector rental market fails local people here in North Warwickshire.
The current Conservative Council is happy to build thousands of four and five bedroom homes which only line the pockets of developers. They won’t take the action required to deliver for ordinary working people who just want to get on.
Local people are not asking for special treatment, just a fair crack of the whip.
Your next Labour and Co-operative council will;
- Scrap the Council’s local plan that seeks to build 10,000 unaffordable homes around the A5 and the villages that surround it.
- Work to create a new ‘Garden Town’ with new schools, shops, pubs, community facilities, doctors’ surgeries, roads and public services.
- Expect developers to deliver at least 40% affordable housing, fully integrated into new sites, not squeezed into a corner.
- Establish a new Council owned company to purchase properties and rent these out to local residents at affordable rents. Our new Housing Company will make sure local people get first dibs on these homes.
- Work with private landlords and tenants to establish a landlord register to bring the private sector rental market up to standard and help establish ‘renters’ unions’ to provide tenants with collective rights of bargaining.
- Help end the scandal of ‘service charges’ on new and existing developments and in blocks of flats by establishing a new Co-operative company to run and manage communal land and properties, where profits are put back into our communities.
- Build at least 100 new Council homes by 2023, because local people deserve a place to call home. We will also help deliver at least 100 new supported living properties by 2023, to help our older people maintain independence
- Embark upon the biggest and fastest regeneration scheme for our existing council homes ever!
- Set out our ambition to end homelessness by 2023 providing temporary high-quality accommodation for those North Warwickshire residents who find themselves without a roof over their heads.
- Labour will also lead the fight against empty properties, using the Council’s legal powers to force sales of properties in disrepair and those that have been empty for many years.