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Housing Building - Staffs update

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Stafford, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Stafford

    Stafford A few posts under my belt

    Feb 16, 2017
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    It all becomes clear - in the Express and Star tonight - Stafford Borough Council is facing up to 3.2 million funding gap in four years time (and possibly more in the worst case).

    Councillor Mike Smith advises that there is a great amount of uncertainty. Councillor Patrick Farmington spoke of increasing pressures.

    Councillor Aidan Godfrey advised that if Council tax had been managed in a better way - the future financial prospects may not have been so bad.

    It seems that the council informed that moving forward that ‘the new homes bonus - we will only get for one year - which is bad news all round.

    Wonder why so many individual housing planning applications are being submitted.......

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  3. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

    Nov 7, 2010
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    Just thought I'd quote you before you delete your post.

    Who is Patrick Farmington?

    What's your point.
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  4. Stone_Bloke

    Stone_Bloke Active Member

    Dec 9, 2012
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    It just goes to show the levels of financial incompetence at SBC, and the depths the planning committee will descend to in order to get any money from developers regardless of the view of locals (ie tax payers) affected by the planning decisions.
  5. Gareth

    Gareth Well-Known Forumite

    May 4, 2012
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    What do you expect them to do, in fact it is good management they need to looks at ways to increase income in.....because it isn't coming from government.

    As councils will soon be relying on council tax entirely soon and will taking a larger slice than they do now, because almost no money will come from government.

    Godfrey talks crap, miss- management in his eyes is SBC not increasing council tax during the years it didn't.

    Well if the populas doesn't want increase year after year.....the best and most effective way is to build, build, build. In Stafford it is what the government want anyway, SBC don't want it in the manner it is, they do not see themselves as a growth town the way government do.

    Planning laws, tax.....it is all decided by central government. SBC (or any council) neither have the expertise nor clout/ wiggle room to decide for themselves.

    Question is.....here the chance to do something on the twelve, we put government there so it is on us if you want change, because it isn't going to get any better
  6. Feed The Goat

    Feed The Goat Well-Known Forumite

    May 11, 2013
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    Come on lets have it right, Staffords a great place to live.

    It must be - It is on all the TV channels today.
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  7. c0tt0nt0p

    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

    Jun 12, 2014
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    Filming an episode of location location location right?

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