Once again the SNP Government break promises. This time on support for Edinburgh as the Capital city by not increasing the cash we get for affordable housing. The £36m announced this week is only the same as we previously received and its just not enough to build the 1200 new homes we need every year.
Edinburgh needs homes for those many folk whose hard work make its economy so successful but who can't afford the house prices that same economic growth has created. If these folk are all forced to move out, then congestion will increase and the workforce will not be so available to keep the economy where it needs to be, not just for Edinburgh but for Scotland. Edinburgh could become strangled by its own success,
Our need is a different need to places will higher deprivation, but its a need that, if not met, will have devastating consequences for the nation as a whole.
The case has been made, loud and clear. Edinburgh has a housing crisis, NOW. The SNP said they would listen. But instead once again we risk being hurt on the shards of yet another SNP broken promise.
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