The new Elmbridge administration is to energetically pursue the rebalancing of housing in the borough. Elmbridge’s population is growing rapidly by national standards and the number of household is increasing even faster.
The cost of housing in Elmbridge compared to the average salary is the highest in the South-East of England (after Camden, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster). It is nigh impossible for young people who have lived in Elmbridge all their lives to buy a new home here and even renting is out of reach for many. In order to do so most have to leave the borough. Imagine if it were expected that English people had to move to Belgium, Wales, Scotland or France to start a family.
The administration is studying various mechanisms that will allow our housing stock to be increased without the national government taking away Elmbridge’s investments in housing in the future (as it has done in the past).
Elmbridge requires more of each size of house except in the category of houses of five bedrooms or more.
What would you like Elmbridge to do regards to housing?