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More "Affordable homes" lol

Grumpy Owl

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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has been wanking himself into a frenzy again over the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) handing over millions of pounds of taxpayers money to private developers.


Great work, thanks to the WMCA, "at least 20%" of these new homes will be 'affordable'.


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But what does this really tell us? 80% of these new properties are actually going to be 'unaffordable' to many people?


So the big question to be asked is, who are these properties being built for?


This country has a dire shortage of housing, fuelled somewhat by rampant runaway immigration, which means that demand for housing far outstrips the actual supply.


What the country needs is cheap affordable housing. And lots of it.


Yet all we ever hear about are loads of new developments springing up everywhere, of which only a very small proportion is ever classed as 'affordable'.


But nobody will ever offer any definition of what 'affordable' actually means?


Is it really something to 'cheer' about or celebrate, that so few 'new homes' being built are actually 'affordable' for the many people that would like to buy and own their own home?


I find it quite embarrassing to be honest.


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Yes, I know, we wouldn't be in this situation if governments had actually got a grip on immigration levels years ago like they said they would.


But I still think we are going about things the wrong way, and not building what is actually needed.


There are far too many 'luxury apartments' being built, and not enough 'affordable' homes.

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