24 APR 2017

Therese Speaks out Against Reduction in Affordable Housing

Therese has reacted with surprise to reports that Trinity College, Cambridge is applying to row back on its affordable housingobligation on a housing development on the edge of Felixstowe.

Under current policy the application for 385 homes at the Walton Green site should provide 127 affordable homes – one third of the total number of homes on the development. However, Trinity College, Cambridge claim that providing that many affordable houses is financially unviable and instead propose to develop just 17% of homes on the site as affordable.

Therese said: "I'm surprised that one of the wealthiest institutions in the country is claiming that providing the correct amount of affordable homes on this site is financially unviable. Having considered Trinity College's argument, the Council are also clear that they think many more affordable homes can be provided on the site - and I urge Trinity College to think again."

Councillors are considering Trinity College's application at a planning meeting today.

Update: I'm delighted that Councillors voted to reject Trinity College, Cambridge's application to significantly reduce the amount of affordable housing.

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