According to this article, in ‘Inside Housing’, a housing trade magazine, the Chief Executive of L&Q is quoted as saying that the Housing Associations ‘are no longer able to subsidise social housing developments by selling private and shared ownership homes’ .. and that ‘L&Q was not planning to build any new homes for private sale in the next 18 months’. This will mean the land will remain dormant unless sold to the consortium or another bidder.
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- On Wednesday the S.O.S consortium will present L&Q with their plans for the development of the stadium site. These include extensive provisions for a greyhound stadium as well as some housing and a night time economy for the area. The hope from this meeting, is that L&Q will understand that the consortium’s offer to buy back the stadium is serious, solid and viable.
- Neil Gerrard MP will meet with the a senior member of L&Q’s board later this week.
- The local Liberal Democrats are positively responding to the consortiums bid, as the local Conservatives have also done.