In recent years there has been much talk about bringing more “truly” affordable housing into our borough, but very little evidence of this actually being achieved.
We should point out that the Government’s definition of “affordable housing” is 80% of the market rate – in other words just 20% cheaper than normal. So is not actually affordable for your average Doug and Doris.
Since the arrival at ‘Your Waverley’ of the Rainbow Alliance in May 2019 much work has been going on behind the scenes by the new administration on an entirely new housing strategy. To, ensure, at last, that new homes are genuinely affordable for local people.
At a recent central planning committee, it saw the results of work which has been going on behind the scenes over the Summer.
It will deliver 7 out of 9 properties at…
Orchard Farm, Wormley Lane, Hambledon
Full marks to the new boys, and girls on the Waverley Block. A feather in the caps of Leader John Ward and his deputy Paul Follows. They don’t just talk about improving the lives of Waverley residents – they are actually doing it!
But just like Oliver Twist… We want more?