Sunday, 22 March 2009

Time to get on and invest in homes

Upper Aughton Rd has an empty site on it which has been boarded up for years. It is apparently owned by Servite Housing Association. We are desperate for rented accommodation in Birkdale. Regrettably we have already seen houses repossessed in the area. Families whose main earner has lost their job are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payment.
Vince Cable has made a series of suggestions about how to improve the housing situation, some of which the government is slowly introducing.
One clear thing that can be achieved is is provide jobs for growing army of unemployed construction workers by building social housing. This makes long term economic sense. We need the housing, we have workers who need the work and we have sites like Upper Aughton Rd that can be developed. It is time to get on with it!