Embrassing? Temporary Homes Being Built From Shipping Containers Arrive In Cardiff:
Is this where we have arrived at? We are homing people in shipping containers? When house prices over a generation have risen uncontrolled more than double if not more on zero foundations and immigration, both legal and illegal piles in to the country that we are proud to release a news article that we are providing homes from used shipping containers? Maybe it is just me that is disillusioned with the headline…
So, we now are having to resort to old shipping containers to house families here in the UK, I am wondering when it will scale down to tents and mud huts… This is the trend the current climate of the government are aiming at surely?
Anyway, a recent news story via the Wales247 website shares the wonderful news that shipping containers will be used to home those experiencing homelessness: https://wales247.co.uk/temporary-homes-being-built-from-shipping-containers-arrive-in-cardiff/
Proud MP, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, was quoted as: “It’s great to see this innovative scheme come to fruition.”
Yes – I agree, a system to get homeless people back on their feet and in to society is a great idea, ridding people of bad habits being alcohol, drugs or prostitution is a good thing, but we are at a low of having to provide this based around shipping containers? Before people snap back at this statement, we have a growing number of empty homes in the UK with over 200,000 reported in the 2017, a 229% increase in vacant property in the City of London and a total of £123 billion of property that is reported as being barely used in Britain with experts now calling for Empty Home Tax.
Though I admire Cllr Lynda Thorne efforts with regards to property as a whole, I think shipping container solutions is not the way forward and there are far more pressing issues to address in order to not be at this place… Yes, this project sounds great for some developing countries, but not sure for here in the UK where house building should be more underway and hitting better figures than what many had promised us.
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