A NORTH WALES COUNCIL REVEALED THEIR WAITING LIST FOR NEW HOMES HAS REACHED BREAKING POINT
- 22 Aug
Flintshire Council, North Wales will use chalets in Prestatyn to put locals up in an emergency, The Sun reports.
The north Wales Council revealed their waiting list for new homes has reached "breaking point".
According to Clare Budden, Flintshire Council's community enterprise chief officer said:
"There are currently just over 1,600 people on Flintshire County Council's waiting list for housing.
"This compares with just over 1,200 at the end of September 2016 demonstrating the growing need for social housing in the area.
"The council occasionally uses Pontins at Prestatyn for short stays to accommodate people in need of emergency accommodation say after a fire or where rented accommodation is deemed unsuitable for health and safety."
Deputy council leader and the authority's lead member for housing also said:
"We pride ourselves that we will not see anybody rough sleeping and will find somewhere for them to stay.
"Pontins is only used to put larger families up in an emergency where bed and breakfast would not be appropriate and they need cooking facilities.
"There is increasing pressure on the council house waiting list which is being caused by austerity and demand seems to be outstripping supply."
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