Camden is one of the most expensive places to live in the country, and the council’s policies aren’t making that better. It’s made more expensive by Labour failing to secure affordable housing, losing hundreds of millions of pounds in its own development programme, and blocking affordable home ownership.
Camden Council’s own social housing is getting worse too – to the point that Labour councillors say it is maintained so badly that it’s “uninhabitable” and needs to be demolished.
We will take action to improve Camden’s homes, reduce costs for residents, support renters, and build a Camden fit to call home.
Local Conservative councillors will:
- Deliver more affordable housing, by requiring new developments to contribute to affordable housing and ending Labour’s practice of waiving or reducing this demand.
- Improve council property repairs by introducing operation and maintenance manuals that log all work and needs of the property over its lifetime.
- Redesign or replace Camden’s failed “CIP” property development programme.
- Secure value for council leaseholders by capping repair costs at £15,000 a year and only making payments for works when they have been signed off.
- Action on rough-sleeping by working more closely with shelters and being more ambitious.
- Help people move with bridging loans for private tenants and welcome packs to people moving in.