Thursday, 9 February 2017

Conservative Party Praised "Poorly Built" Orchard Village Problem Estate

Damp and many other problems (BBC)
The Conservative Party praised the Orchard Village "problem" development and Conservative minister Nick Boles cited it as a "top five" development of their housing policy. Since its construction Orchard Village has been beset with problems with a flood of complaints being sent to local councillors and MPs. Amazingly Clarion Housing Group (formerly Circle Housing) have been given permission to build ANOTHER Estate ! 

The Guardian reports "Tory communities and local government minister Nick Boles had visited Orchard Village, which is in the borough of Havering, and put it in the top five new housing developments in the UK, praising it as “uplifting, fine, bold and human”.

Tory Havering Council leader Roger Ramsey
"The Orchard Village saga is focused on an organisation that was until recently known as Circle Housing Group, which received about £250m of public money between 2010 and 2016, according to MPs. Circle is now part of the Clarion Housing Group, the largest housing association in the UK, which owns £20bn of assets and houses about 500,000 people.  Clarion aims to build another 50,000 flats and houses over the next 10 years, with the aid of a £1.1bn fund to buy land, and is in talks to put up another 500 homes in Havering alone."


 Havering's Conservative Council leader Roger Ramsey is remarkably quiet on the Orchard Village issue given the scale of anger at the poor quality of building in the London Borough he is supposed to control.  The "substandard" Orchard Village estate was built with £31 million of public money. 

BBC London reports on Orchard Village Estate, Rainham

Rainham MP Jon Cruddas Raises Issue In Parliament

The Guardian reports on Orchard Village 

Leaking Sewage and Rotten Floorboards

Same Company Given Permission To Build Another Estate in Rainham !

PREVIOUS HAVERING COUNCIL ISSUES

Havering Council Pension Fund "Loses" £10 Million

Havering Council and Icelandic Bank 

Havering College Scandal By Eye-Witness

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