Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Housing Is Unaffordable

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Housing Is Unaffordable

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TOM Jackson is right to be critical of Manchester Labour's approach to housing in the city centre (M.E.N. Viewpoints, October 26), which is becoming more and more unaffordable for most Manchester residents.

Little or no affordable rented homes are being built as part of the numerous new city developments.

But what his letter fails to recognise is that this is not just a city centre phenomenon.

The same policy in going on in south Manchester, where the Labour council allows expensive developments to be built with no affordable homes and instead takes money from developers in places like Didsbury and Chorlton, and spends it in other parts of the city.

This has been going on for years, and I have been the only councillor to oppose this 'social cleansing' policy. …

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