Solv­ing north’ s hous­ing prob­lem

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - AGENDA -

If re­cent sur­veys are to be be­lieved and young High­landers are in­creas­ingly keen to stay in – or re­turn to – the re­gion, the door must be left wide open to them.

A lack of af­ford­able hous­ing is one of the fac­tors which means that for the mo­ment it is, if not bolted shut, then at least only slightly ajar.

In that con­text, the govern­ment’s £5 mil­lion house-build­ing project re­mains a wel­come at­tempt to push it a lit­tle fur­ther in the right di­rec­tion.

But so far it has proved sig­nif­i­cantly more ef­fec­tive in the­ory than in prac­tice and should be thor­oughly re­viewed to find out why and fix any prob­lems.

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