The City and East Lib Dems are calling on the Labour Council in Newham to invest in social housing and truly affordable homes starting with their plans for the Boleyn Football Grounds.
Elaine Bagshaw, Lib Dem Candidate for City and East commenting on the current Council’s proposal said: “The plans for the Boleyn Football Grounds are a disgrace. There are 24,000 people in Newham waiting for social housing and the current proposal will build 0 new Council homes”.
“To have any hope of getting an affordable home you’ll need a minimum household income of about £31,000. Yet the median income is less than £30,000 and 20% of families live on £15,000 a year or less. This grossly unrealistic figure proves how out of touch the Councils are. We need new ideas and new leadership so that everyone has the opportunity to buy or rent truly affordable homes.”
“To make matters worse, the plans call for building 200 new homes and no new schools. The math simply doesn’t add up.”
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The full proposal can be seen here: https://mgov.newham.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=1224&MId=11109