Welcome to my latest vlog.
I’m talking today about a really important issue which affects many families right across Cardiff. And that’s the supply of good-quality affordable homes. As many of you may be aware, the City Council is now moving forward to suspend the Right To Buy Scheme to protect the number of Council homes that we have in Cardiff.
Since 1985 almost 10,000 Council homes have been lost as a result of Right To Buy because we weren’t able to re-invest the proceeds back into more affordable homes. So we’re consulting throughout December where people will be able to give their views on whether they think that this is the right thing for the Council to do or not.
We believe that it is very important that we protect our affordable housing stock and we’ve been working very hard to develop new Council homes across the city. We’re the first Council in Wales to launch a very ambitious Council house-building programme which can deliver around 600 – 700 new Council homes over the next few years on surplus Council-owned land. And that’s something we want to develop further going forward and we think it’s a very important start to make sure that everyone who needs one gets a good, decent home in Cardiff.
For more information and to participate in the consultation, please visit www.cardiff.gov.uk/righttobuy The closing date for responses is 31st December 2016.