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To: Kingston Council

Call In decision to give Kingston's Right to Buy receipts to GLA

Call In decision to give Kingston's Right to Buy receipts to GLA

Scrap the decision to give the Right to Buy receipts to the GLA and instead use them to build genuine council rent properties on land the Council already owns, either in combination with the s106 monies and the money available due to the HRA capital programme underspend, or by borrowing from the PWLB to fund any building costs that can't be covered by the RTB receipts.

Why is this important?

Kingston desperately needs more council housing for the thousands of people on the waiting list and the Council could combine the RTB receipts with other funds it has available to build between 30-77 council rent properties this year and even more in 2020/21 and 2021/22. If it gives this money to the GLA, it will only receive it back as a grant with conditions that force it to build London Affordable Rent properties, which are unaffordable to many of the most in need on the housing waiting list.

See here for more details:
https://dchkingston.wordpress.com/why-is-rbk-giving-our-money-to-the-gla/

How it will be delivered

In person

Kingston upon Thames

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2019-10-16 13:53:19 +0100

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