Jayne Dowle: A crisis of imagination in our cities of empty homes

Jayne Dowle: A crisis of imagination in our cities of empty homes
 

THERE’S something you should know about the “housing crisis”. It isn’t really a crisis at all. It’s a failure of imagination and political will to bring back into use the countless number of homes standing empty and neglected across the country.
It might surprise you to learn that there are thousands in our region. Only last week, a Leeds councillor, Barry Anderson, the Conservative spokesman for housing, called on council bosses to do more to tackle the “stubborn core” of a reported 5,724 properties lying empty in the city.
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8 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 35
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