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Welsh local authorities fail on housing issues

  • 21/10/2002
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Local authorities in Wales are failing to deliver on housing issues, according to the Council of Mor...

Local authorities in Wales are failing to deliver on housing issues, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

An article written by Peter Williams, deputy director general of the CML, which appears in the UK Housing Review 2002-03, criticised the ‘tyranny of partnership’ that exists between central and local government in Wales. Williams noted local authorities have poorly-developed local housing strategies, and have little or no recognition of issues relating to private renting or home-ownership. He said: ‘There has to be a stronger response to the poor-performing local authorities. The game of hoping and waiting for local authorities to deliver should only be sustained if there is a realistic prospect of delivery.’


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