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Letter: Calling into question Council Leader's assertion

Date published: 08 February 2017


Dear Editor,

I would like to call into question Richard Farnell's assertion that Rochdale needs to build 15,500 new homes for 19,000 new jobs by 2035.

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/108015/council-leader-richard-farnell-talks-about-the-greater-manchester-spatial-framework-consultation

This doesn't make sense. Most people of working age don't live alone.

Councillor Farnell's number would mean that each house would only have 1.23 people living in them.

The Government's own figures show that almost double this number occupy each house.

Whilst we may well need new homes, we don't need our Councill Leader exaggerating to justify the numbers in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

Yours,

Gordon Tilstone
Chairperson of  Save Our Slattocks (SOS)

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