Councils told to sell most valuable houses to build more affordable homes
Councils told to sell most valuable houses as research finds that one in five tenants are living in properties worth more than nearby private homes.
Sell the expensive stuff to build cheap stuff. Why the hell not?
Mostly it\’s location that makes them expensive after all. That cost of planning permission.
Critics warned that it would lead to “social cleansing”, with low-paid workers progressively moved out of more expensive areas.
Err, yes, and?
Don\’t we actually want to maximise the volume of subsidised housing for whatever limited amount we\’re prepared to pay on subsidising it?