Housing

Greater Cambridge Deserves Better

Greater Cambridge is a fast growing subregion, with Cambridge City at its centre, a city constrained by its medevial centre and the green belt that surrounds it. The growth is welcome by some, and unwanted by many due in part to the soaring cost of housing and the difficulty of transport into and within the […]

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The Tory Deal That Signals Disaster For Rural Communities near Northstowe

  “Multi-million pound deal struck to provide community facilities at Northstowe” This is the spin that South Cambridgeshire District Council put on the recent agreement to let developers off with a bonus of £30 million! According to the press release, a report presented to the Northstowe Joint Development Control Committee today (Wednesday 29 January) outlines […]

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Bedroom tax forcing social housing tenants into rent arrears, debt and potential eviction

The much talked about and hated bedroom tax has hit the headlines yet again. This time, the claim is that the bedroom tax has resulted in more than 50,000 people falling behind with their rent, leaving them facing eviction from their homes.   This figure was revealed by the campaign group False Economy, after it […]

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Bedroom tax policy adopted by Housing Portfolio holder

From April 2013 Welfare Reform changes have taken place which means Housing Benefit is potentially reduced for households deemed to be under-occupying a property. This is the so-called “bedroom tax” that has been much talked about.   There is no definition of a minimum bedroom size set out in legislation. The Department of Work and […]

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Council releases new SHLAA assesment with revised data for Bourn Airfield Development

Two weeks ago, South Cambridgeshire District Council announced it was extending the consultation period for the new draft Local Development Plan by two week and would provide some revised housing data information, intended to rectify an omission. The StopBAD campaign had its first victory in its fight to stop the Bourn Airfield Development by highlighting […]

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