Author Topic: Newbury - Parkway affordable homes still empty 2 years after completion  (Read 3366 times)

Administrator

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 240
    • View Profile
Newbury - Parkway affordable homes still empty 2 years after completion

The disgraceful situation has arisen where affordable homes have been built and they are still empty 2 years after completion. The 37 units which were subsidised by West Berkshire Council to the tune of £900,000 are part of the Parkway complex. Standard Life Investments (SLI) have failed to appoint a housing association to manage them.

Old Goat

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 175
    • View Profile
Re: Newbury - Parkway affordable homes still empty 2 years after completion
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 10:37:21 am »
I'm not sure that WBC are exactly the right body to complain about delays!  After all, didn't it take well over a year to sort out the 'legals' when Victoria Park was transferred to NTC?  In reality that was just a paper transfer between two minor Councils! 

Don

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 28
    • View Profile
Re: Newbury - Parkway affordable homes still empty 2 years after completion
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 04:16:03 pm »
Newbury - Parkway affordable homes still empty 2 years after completion

The disgraceful situation has arisen where affordable homes have been built and they are still empty 2 years after completion. The 37 units which were subsidised by West Berkshire Council to the tune of £900,000 are part of the Parkway complex. Standard Life Investments (SLI) have failed to appoint a housing association to manage them.

Cheap to who? Certainly not the poor. And secondly, anybody with up market thinking wouldn't want something lowbrow. People who can get the money are going to question what sort of area it is.