Housing fear

Malvern Gazette: Housing fear Housing fear

UNFORTUNATELY many of our leaders have had a classical education (cruelly described as indepth studies of Greek fairy tales) or have been professional agitators, both with limited management experience.

Miliband has admitted to failures on immigration but not yet on potential financial ruin and he has now admitted to housing mistakes.

Cameron doesn’t want to listen to the electorate and has even bungled gay marriage, of interest to one fifth of one per cent of the voters.

We are now about to suffer from the simplistic diktats on housing.

In my view it is clear that traffic is increasing in Malvern, and God help us when another 1,000 houses are built. I feel that the centre of Malvern will die from a surfeit of cars.

You cannot take a small town trapped by history under the hills with limited room for growth and turn it into a small city because some politician has ruled that everyone has to meet a percentage target. In the past, mass housing has happened where the work is – there are no satanic mills round here!

Perhaps one day we will get a leader who, on surveying his limitations, will call his troops together and say ‘we have bungled it, and I think we ought to dissolve the party!’.

GEOFFREY BISHOP Malvern Wells

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10:30am Tue 3 Dec 13

THE FACTS says...

Everyone seems to be housed at the moment... so why do we need to build new homes?
Everyone seems to be housed at the moment... so why do we need to build new homes? THE FACTS

2:29pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Andrew Warmington says...

Well duh! To meet future needs, obviously. The population is growing, we are living in ever smaller family - or non-family - units and vast numbers of people cannot afford to get on even the lowest rungs of the property ladder because shortage of supply and other factors have made housing so ruinously expensive.

I think that covers it, more or less.
Well duh! To meet future needs, obviously. The population is growing, we are living in ever smaller family - or non-family - units and vast numbers of people cannot afford to get on even the lowest rungs of the property ladder because shortage of supply and other factors have made housing so ruinously expensive. I think that covers it, more or less. Andrew Warmington

4:02pm Tue 3 Dec 13

THE FACTS says...

Negative baby
"..... and vast numbers of people cannot afford to get on even the lowest rungs of the property ladder "

We seem to be besotted with some need for everyone to own their own home. Then assume cos they cant buy one there is a shortage of homes.
There isnt... just rent one of the many empty ones.

In France Spain Germany and Italy the majority of people rent. Fill up the ones we have before we start building homes that no one is going to buy... Just look how long it took to sell some of the Liverpool city flats in the Albert Dock area....
Negative baby "..... and vast numbers of people cannot afford to get on even the lowest rungs of the property ladder " We seem to be besotted with some need for everyone to own their own home. Then assume cos they cant buy one there is a shortage of homes. There isnt... just rent one of the many empty ones. In France Spain Germany and Italy the majority of people rent. Fill up the ones we have before we start building homes that no one is going to buy... Just look how long it took to sell some of the Liverpool city flats in the Albert Dock area.... THE FACTS

10:14am Wed 4 Dec 13

WhyBother says...

THE FACTS wrote:
Negative baby
"..... and vast numbers of people cannot afford to get on even the lowest rungs of the property ladder "

We seem to be besotted with some need for everyone to own their own home. Then assume cos they cant buy one there is a shortage of homes.
There isnt... just rent one of the many empty ones.

In France Spain Germany and Italy the majority of people rent. Fill up the ones we have before we start building homes that no one is going to buy... Just look how long it took to sell some of the Liverpool city flats in the Albert Dock area....
Renting is dead money, and far more expensive than a mortgage within your means.
[quote][p][bold]THE FACTS[/bold] wrote: Negative baby "..... and vast numbers of people cannot afford to get on even the lowest rungs of the property ladder " We seem to be besotted with some need for everyone to own their own home. Then assume cos they cant buy one there is a shortage of homes. There isnt... just rent one of the many empty ones. In France Spain Germany and Italy the majority of people rent. Fill up the ones we have before we start building homes that no one is going to buy... Just look how long it took to sell some of the Liverpool city flats in the Albert Dock area....[/p][/quote]Renting is dead money, and far more expensive than a mortgage within your means. WhyBother

10:25am Wed 4 Dec 13

THE FACTS says...

I agree.

But it aint a shortage of houses.

We are a nation with largely the same pop as France but one third of the size.

That is the prob. Not more houses.
I agree. But it aint a shortage of houses. We are a nation with largely the same pop as France but one third of the size. That is the prob. Not more houses. THE FACTS

3:33pm Thu 5 Dec 13

WhyBother says...

THE FACTS wrote:
I agree.

But it aint a shortage of houses.

We are a nation with largely the same pop as France but one third of the size.

That is the prob. Not more houses.
I agree, maybe we should send anyone over the age 55 to France?
[quote][p][bold]THE FACTS[/bold] wrote: I agree. But it aint a shortage of houses. We are a nation with largely the same pop as France but one third of the size. That is the prob. Not more houses.[/p][/quote]I agree, maybe we should send anyone over the age 55 to France? WhyBother

6:02pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Andy-Apache says...

Count me in, if it's the South of France, and I can have the value of my house over there! :-)
Count me in, if it's the South of France, and I can have the value of my house over there! :-) Andy-Apache

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