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Council house sell off in South Cambs to net Government £11m

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Council housing stock will be sold off in South Cambs and net central Government £11m, if the Tories get their way.

Figures released by housing charity Shelter show South Cambs District Council would keep just £1m to spend on local homes for those on low to middle incomes.

According to the Cambridge News the charity says 39 council houses will need to be sold off in South Cambs every year as a result of the Government’s proposed housing bill which forces councils to sell off ‘high value’ housing stock.

John Beresford, South Cambs Labour party chairman said: “Given the high cost of housing already in south Cambridgeshire, young people wanting to stay in the community in which they were raised must be despairing.

“The area is in danger of becoming an enclave of the rich, with the less well off being marginalised in terms of accommodation and essential services they cannot afford.”

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