Council housing sell off 'welcomed by tenants'
PLANS to sell off Gloucester’s council housing stock to Gloucester City Homes has been welcomed by Pat Scannell, chairman of the Tredworth Estates Tenants and Residents Association.
Gloucester City Council approved their plan for the sell off last week and are now seeking Government approval.
If approved, it could relieve the council of some or all of its £62.5million housing debt and would allow Gloucester City Homes to borrow money to build new social housing to help tackle a 5,000 strong waiting list of people wanting to be rehoused in the city.
Mr Scannell said: “I am over the moon about the decision. I am very pleased that the council has passed this decision.
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“It is going to make a hell of a difference if the Government gives the go-ahead.”
A vote will be given to tenants if approval is granted on whether they want it to happen.
That vote would take place in 2014 and any proposed sell off would happen by early 2015.