Enfield Borough Council to build first new homes in 30 years

New council houses will be built in Enfield for the first time in three decades.

Planning permission has been granted to build on seven small sites in Enfield Town and Chase Side.

In all, 94 new houses and flats will be built, including 37 for shared ownership or rent from autumn 2014.

Six sheltered housing blocks were demolished in July last year and the new housing was approved last month.

Councillor Ahmet Oykener, who is the cabinet member responsible for housing, said: “This is great news for residents and it will be very exciting to follow the progress of the development and see people that are in need of a home of their own moving into their new property.”

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10:27am Sun 8 Dec 13

snazzyjack says...

More council houses to be sold
More council houses to be sold snazzyjack

6:56pm Sun 8 Dec 13

long67 says...

Whats the point of building more council houses and then selling them off under the right to buy scheme, otherwise we are going to be in a never ending spiral of building and selling as we now have.
Whats the point of building more council houses and then selling them off under the right to buy scheme, otherwise we are going to be in a never ending spiral of building and selling as we now have. long67

9:38am Mon 9 Dec 13

sks101 says...

42% of all housing benefits payments by Enfield are to newly arrived immigrants (FOI).

Google "labour25"
42% of all housing benefits payments by Enfield are to newly arrived immigrants (FOI). Google "labour25" sks101

11:01am Mon 9 Dec 13

bakers arms says...

sks101 wrote:
42% of all housing benefits payments by Enfield are to newly arrived immigrants (FOI).

Google "labour25"
'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work.
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-24813467
[quote][p][bold]sks101[/bold] wrote: 42% of all housing benefits payments by Enfield are to newly arrived immigrants (FOI). Google "labour25"[/p][/quote]'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-24813467 bakers arms

12:07pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Andy_Pagin says...

bakers arms wrote:
sks101 wrote:
42% of all housing benefits payments by Enfield are to newly arrived immigrants (FOI).

Google "labour25"
'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work.
http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/uk-24813467
'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work.


.. and they make it all but impossible for established British citizens to compete because the immigrants are happy to work for a minimum wage that anyone settled here can't afford to work for. Thanks to unrestricted worker migration the minimum wage has now become the maximum wage in many industries. Welcome to the new world of the powerless impoverished Victorian worker.
[quote][p][bold]bakers arms[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sks101[/bold] wrote: 42% of all housing benefits payments by Enfield are to newly arrived immigrants (FOI). Google "labour25"[/p][/quote]'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-24813467[/p][/quote][quote]'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work.[/quote] .. and they make it all but impossible for established British citizens to compete because the immigrants are happy to work for a minimum wage that anyone settled here can't afford to work for. Thanks to unrestricted worker migration the minimum wage has now become the maximum wage in many industries. Welcome to the new world of the powerless impoverished Victorian worker. Andy_Pagin

1:42pm Mon 9 Dec 13

bakers arms says...

Andy_Pagin wrote:
bakers arms wrote:
sks101 wrote:
42% of all housing benefits payments by Enfield are to newly arrived immigrants (FOI).

Google "labour25"
'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work.
http://www.bbc.co.uk


/news/uk-24813467
'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work.


.. and they make it all but impossible for established British citizens to compete because the immigrants are happy to work for a minimum wage that anyone settled here can't afford to work for. Thanks to unrestricted worker migration the minimum wage has now become the maximum wage in many industries. Welcome to the new world of the powerless impoverished Victorian worker.
The race to the bottom in wages is mainly caused by government economic policy and the economic downturn. Blaming immigrants is too simplistic. Very many businesses, run by established British citizens, are only able to function because of immigrants willing to work hard for low wages - farms, cleaning firms, care homes etc. By keeping those firms going they are contributing to the greater good.
[quote][p][bold]Andy_Pagin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bakers arms[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sks101[/bold] wrote: 42% of all housing benefits payments by Enfield are to newly arrived immigrants (FOI). Google "labour25"[/p][/quote]'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-24813467[/p][/quote][quote]'Newly arrived immigrants' are net contributors to the economy because they're young and they're willing to work.[/quote] .. and they make it all but impossible for established British citizens to compete because the immigrants are happy to work for a minimum wage that anyone settled here can't afford to work for. Thanks to unrestricted worker migration the minimum wage has now become the maximum wage in many industries. Welcome to the new world of the powerless impoverished Victorian worker.[/p][/quote]The race to the bottom in wages is mainly caused by government economic policy and the economic downturn. Blaming immigrants is too simplistic. Very many businesses, run by established British citizens, are only able to function because of immigrants willing to work hard for low wages - farms, cleaning firms, care homes etc. By keeping those firms going they are contributing to the greater good. bakers arms

8:09pm Mon 9 Dec 13

long67 says...

It does not seem to matter whether we have a Labour Liberal or Tory Government in power, they all say what they think we need to hear so that they can get Voted in next time . And then all the promises are broken .So maybe we should give UKIP a chance.
I seem to remember that not all that long ago some one in this present Government said we are all in it together, but now they all want an 11% pay rise. Snouts and Troughs spring to mind.
It does not seem to matter whether we have a Labour Liberal or Tory Government in power, they all say what they think we need to hear so that they can get Voted in next time . And then all the promises are broken .So maybe we should give UKIP a chance. I seem to remember that not all that long ago some one in this present Government said we are all in it together, but now they all want an 11% pay rise. Snouts and Troughs spring to mind. long67

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