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WMRA takes on affordable rural housing

Posted by wonkotsane on September 19, 2006

West Midlands Regional assembly (WMRA), the secretive unelected regional government already established in the West Midlands, has decided to tackle the problem of a lack of affordable housing in rural areas.

This is a real problem that needs addressing, I agree, but I question their judgement in appointing a Birmingham City Councillor to deal with rural affairs.  Rural communities differ wildly in their needs and you can’t offer a single one-size-fits-all solution.  This problem is best tackled by local authorities who understand the needs of their local rural communities, not by a city councillor trying to devise a regional strategy for something he can’t understand.

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4 Responses to “WMRA takes on affordable rural housing”

  1. alfie said

    I’ve heard an appalling figure of at least 400,000 houses to be built in your area. That’s a hell of a lot of housing for rural people isn’t it?

    These muppets seem to be obsessed with building on every blade of grass we have in an orgy of development. The won’t be happy until every last square inch has been built on….

  2. wonkotsane said

    The City Region has Pathfinder status which is a green light to compulsary purchase entire housing estates and towns for demolition and “regeneration”.

  3. […] It looks like the West Midlands Regional Assembly’s decision to appoint a Birmingham City councillor as its rural affairs portfolio-holder hasn’t been the roaring success you would expect from appointing a city councillor to look after rural affairs.* […]

  4. […] It looks like the West Midlands Regional Assembly’s decision to appoint a Birmingham City councillor as its rural affairs portfolio-holder hasn’t been the roaring success you would expect from appointing a city councillor to look after rural affairs.* […]

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