Radio 2, Fewer Homes, A Growing Waiting List.

March 17, 2010

Residents seeking council homes could be on the waiting list a lot longer then anticipated.

With a growing waiting list, Winchester council would need to build 700 affordable houses a year to keep up with the demand.

Instead, 10 council houses were sold last year, and another 40 homes are planned to be sold as they are empty or in need of major repairs.

Councillor Raymond Pearce said:

Winchester Council made no apology for selling condemned buildings. They stated that if they were left in their possession, they wouldn’t be up to living standards for years.

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