Lib Dem candidate slams Hastings council on housing

Nick Perry discussing housing issues with former deputy Party leader Sir Simon Hughes in Nelson Road during his recent visit to the town
Nick Perry discussing housing issues with former deputy Party leader Sir Simon Hughes in Nelson Road during his recent visit to the town
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A Liberal Democrat election candidate has criticised the council for ‘failing’ to deal with his ward’s housing problems.

Nick Perry was re-selected to represent Castle Ward for the Lib Dems on Friday evening (March 11) in May’s election.

He launched the 2016 campaign with strong criticism of the sitting Labour Hastings Borough Council.

“In my opinion the Labour Council has failed to deliver solutions to one of our town’s key problems; insufficient quantity and poor quality social housing,” he said.

Mr Perry said it is important to be open to new developments where appropriate, but the council failed to use the local plan to build social housing along the new link road between Hastings and Bexhill.

“When we realise this we can see why folk on the housing list throw their arms up in despair,” he said.

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