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First-time buyer aid cash: SW England gets biggest share tosh

Friday, December 23, 2016 19:30
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The BBC is reporting that the South West of England is getting the biggest share of first time buyer aid cash for housing. Now call me scepticle but I’ve seen the way it works here in the South West. We aren’t trusted to run our own affairs, London has to send its own folk down. We’re too simple you see, we don’t understand the facts. I’m unfortunate enough to live near the Heartlands project, something that was meant to celebrate our Cornish mining heritage. The funding ran out before the project was created and people still have no idea why a giant sundial was erected, at cost, the project turned out to be development focused anyway. They never got the 80″ beam engine working. But with all the housing built here in the south west, why do we have problems affording housing? The whole point of building so much was to decrease the price, right? Well my town has definately doubled in size in the past 40 years, maybe around 20,000 properties now, how much housing is needed? More? What about the jobs which haven’t materialized because money never comes here, is the new Tuckingmil Urban Village meant to solve that problem? Its mean to but in reality its probably more of a diversion so people don’t see the poverty in the area, they just see some nice posh houses which we can’t afford. Thats the whole point in spending £20 million on a road, the money is there for developers but not for the public. £20 million to free up brownfield land, and we talk about poverty. The problem of housing won’t be solved because too much is at stake. Theres the land value, the price of the houses, it isn’t just the developers that profit, its the banks too that thrive offf the big money involved. So first time buyer aid won’t solve anything, we know the political will isn’t there to sort out cheap housing and over development.


And then we have second homes, something we’re told we must have, yes must have, it is commanded of us. Fishing ports, seaside land, all goes to rich outsiders, they have to be outsiders because noone local is rich. These areas once provided industry, fishing and freight. Now they lie empty half the year. Not a bad thing really, when they are occupied all the occupants do is complain. The slurry smells, the cows are staring at me, the trees and grass are the wrong colour, blah blah blah. Things have to change, sooner rather than later. But they won’t.


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