Thursday, 7 April 2011

Vale of Glamorgan rejects stock transfer

Taken from the Vale of Glamorgan Council website:

Tenants put their confidence in the Council

Tenants in the Vale of Glamorgan have put their confidence in the Council and rejected a proposal that would have seen their homes transferred to a new local housing organisation, Heritage Coast Homes.

In a secret ballot of tenants in which 68.4% voted (3,245), 49.2% supported the transfer and 50.8% were opposed.

The Council had worked closely with tenants and staff to develop proposals that would have secured the investment needed to bring homes up to the full Welsh Housing Quality Standard as required by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Councillor Kemp, Leader of the Council, said: “We always wanted tenants to have the final say on the future ownership and management of their homes.

“We explained to tenants that, without transfer, we would not be able to reach the full Welsh Housing Quality Standard or have the resources needed to make much needed improvements to our estates. We have been honest with tenants throughout the consultation and we will now start work to improve our homes, working towards achieving the WHQS.

“We will continue to involve our tenants in exploring ways of taking the housing service forward in these challenging circumstances.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lets hope Caerphilly reject Plaids plans for a stock transfer as well.