Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Met with housing minister and great news on the Avenue site

As anyone who has been looking at Whitley News will have seen there is some great news on the funding for new council houisng to be built on the old site of the Avenue school:  40 units of top quality homes for over-55s.  My opinion is that council owned and managed housing is more accountable and preferable to housing association when possible.


Anyway because of this when I heard that John Healey, Minister for Housing, was visiting Reading to look at the regeneration plans for Dee Park I decided to pop along.  He was extremely friendly and when I mentioned the new development he knew all about it and said he thought it would be great for older people but also releive some pressure on demand for council housing for younger families as some people will choose to move to these from their previous home.