Thursday, 21 February 2013

Homes crisis blamed on immigration levels

 IMMIGRATION, teenage pregnancies and family break-ups have all been put forward as possible causes of a rise in the number of people waiting for a council house.

A full meeting of Basildon Council tried to pinpoint why more than 4,000 people are currently waiting to be housed.

The council claimed in its latest budget the building of new homes will be made a priority, although the Tory administration insist this will be in the form of “desirable family properties” and not “unattractive estates”.

Tory councillor Stephen Hillier, who represents the Langdon Hills ward, believes that a rise in immigration has caused a strain on housing demand, both locally and nationally.

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