Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hadland …

Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hadland …

image001A proposed new sheltered housing scheme on a site at Lakeview in Churchill Avenue is now in doubt according to housing campaigners.

After paying above the going market value for the site the government have now pulled the rug from under the proposed development?

Councillor Hadland’s cabinet report for the next council meeting (25 January) still maintains the site will be used for sheltered housing accommodation.

Perhaps he would like to give his wisdom of how too other providers nationally who are now ‘mothballing’ or considering closing i.e.  Andrew Redfern, chief executive of specialist housing association Framework, warned that the cap “would mean the end of supported housing”.

“All our schemes would close, and I think all others would as well”, he said.

Kevin Beirne, group director of housing care and support at One Housing Group, said plans to build 520 extra care homes would have to be “mothballed”.

The view of a housing professional at Northampton Partnership Homes

“It is however my belief that the “cap” will affect residents who require “extra-care” support and it is this area that will come under pressure from an affordability perspective.”

Read more at https://northamptondefendcouncilhousing.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/northampton-sheltered-housing-up-the-creek-without-a-paddle/

 

 

 

Cabinet Member Report for Regeneration, Enterprise & Planning Northampton Borough Council Monday 25 January 2016

 

Lake View site – the site has now been acquired and will be used for sheltered housing accommodation.

An application for the demolition of the existing buildings has recently been

submitted.

Councillor Tim Hadland Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Enterprise & Planning

 

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