Cautious welcome for housing scheme.
Bournemouth Liberal Democrats have this morning given a cautious welcome to council proposals for the development of homes in the Westbourne area.
Westbourne Liberal Democrat spokeswoman, Laura Young said, "I hope to represent this area on the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole local authority so I will be watching this proposal very closely. It's one thing to submit a planning application, but another thing altogether to actually deliver a housing scheme which will benefit working people and young families in the town."
Liberal Democrats across the UK have long argued for a significant increase in the building of social housing.
Bournemouth West Parliamentary spokesman, Phil Dunn added, "This announcement to submit planning proposals for rented accomodation could be good news for some of those on the town's waiting list. The devil will be in the detail, however. If this turns out to be a largely commercial development with rents being offered at market or supposedly 'affordable' rents it could simply prove to be another false dawn."