Housing policies at Ealing Council seem to go up and down like a roller coaster. They find it easy to spend (invest) money but their policy implementation is only clear to them. It seems that what they “believe” is known to some and unknown to others within the Council.
- Number of empty homes in Ealing more than triples in ONE year – According to the Trinity Mirror Data Unit, 753 homes were empty for more than six months in the year up to October 2015 [18 JAN 2016]
- Scandal of 7,500 council homes lying empty in London [25 May 2016] – with Ealing big top of the list
- [Wednesday 19th March 2014] – Ealing Council has unveiled the latest homes to be built as part of its ambitious £22.7 million housing programme. The London borough is aiming to build more than 300 homes for social rent, intermediate rent, market rent and shared ownership by 2016 to take the pressure of its housing waiting list.
- Ealing Council believes building Starter Homes through its housing company could make it easier to achieve the two-for-one replacement of affordable homes sold to fund the Right to Buy extension, as required in London under the Housing and Planning Bill. This is because the council would receive an upfront capital receipt. [10 May 2016]