‘Greed not need driving the issue’
This article about housing in Cardiff highlights that like the other Celtic countries Wales is in the grip of a housing crisis. Cardiff City Council have unveiled plans for 4000 new social housing units but this will take years. Meanwhile in Cornwall emergency one berth temporary cabins are being used to alleviate dire need. Meanwhile in Mannin a new political ‘Housing a Community Board’ has been announced. As prices soar you have to ask if greed not need is driving the issue in the Celtic countries?
Article here at ‘Walesonline’:
“Housing in Cardiff is in the “middle of a crisis”, according to a sombre warning by the city’s council.
“It comes as latest figures show house prices in the capital grew twice as fast as wages in the past 15 years with the average home now costing more than £235,000.
“About 8,000 people are currently on the waiting list for social housing in Cardiff, and demand is increasing.
“A major council house-building programme is underway in the city, with Cardiff council planning to build 4,000 homes over the next few years. But the latest data on house prices and wages show that for many, owning your own home is an increasingly expensive challenge”
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Image: Luxury flats development in Cardiff (CGI). These one to three bed flats will sell for between £220,000 and £450,000. However social housing is the real need.
AGS Celtic League (16th October 2021)