Thursday, 16 September 2010

Hyndburn ranked 37 out of 39 for building affordable homes

Following research I have conducted, it has been revealed that Hyndburn Council is ranked a lowly 37th and 39 Councils for building affordable homes.

With some 2,000 on waiting lists and many more not applying because they know they have little chance, these figures are a disgrace.

It is unnacceptable that in the last 3 years just 65 affordable homes have been built, whilst hundreds are being built in other towns and boroughs.

I have long argued the point that Hyndburn's Conservative Council have tried to be discreet about their hidden right wing agenda. Even Tory authorities such as Trafford, Blackburn, Chorley, Fylde Ribble Valley and Wyre have a better record on the provision of affordable housing over the last three years.

Whilst canvassing meet many elderly people desperate for some form of social housing and the recent debate around Hilltop, Baxenden is an example of private-for sale developments starting at well over £100,000 being the chosen housing development rather than elderly accomodation to rent.

The Tories are engaging in a social engineering leaving the old, the vulnerable, familes to fend for themselves in the growing, substandard private rented sector. Pensioner's in their 90's forced to live downstairs, familes forced to live in damp conditions, houses not fit for habitation.

Quite frankly it's a disgrace and something should be done to change these policies.

Ranking LA Name Actual Completions 8/9 Actual Completions 9/10 Actual Completions 10/11 Total 2008/2011
1 Liverpool 528 402 431 1361
2 Manchester 271 338 413 1022
3 Salford 105 268 368 741
4 Tameside 175 106 197 478
5 Wirral 65 193 205 463
6 Rochdale 159 70 214 443
7 Warrington 24 133 278 435
8 Halton 71 141 217 429
9 Sefton 101 128 200 429
10 Trafford 194 121 102 417
11 Blackburn 65 169 147 381
12 Stockport 139 76 131 346
13 Oldham 48 166 131 345
14 Blackpool 62 21 250 333
15 Bolton 99 8 206 313
16 Knowsley 30 88 188 306
17 Wigan 37 58 197 292
18 Chorley 45 95 144 284
19 St Helens 8 158 93 259
20 Fylde 56 53 135 244
21 Cheshire West and Chester 0 45 170 215
22 Allerdale 49 98 67 214
23 Carlisle 31 35 132 198
24 Lancaster 99 26 55 180
25 Bury 13 33 132 178
26 Cheshire East 0 64 99 163
27 Ribble Valley 26 86 19 131
28 South Lakeland 57 36 23 116
29 Burnley 10 34 60 104
30 Wyre 52 38 14 104
31 Eden 27 45 28 100
32 Copeland 14 37 48 99
33 South Ribble 27 27 23 77
34 Rossendale 1 46 25 72
35 Preston 42 18 11 71
36 West Lancashire 15 26 25 66
37 Hyndburn 32 10 23 65
38 Barrow in Furness 7 0 56 63
39 Pendle 11 2 43 56
Total 2795 3498 5300 11593