Radge Private Member
Lewis Flag Donator
That does happen and I think it's poor practice. Builders can contribute to other developments in less 'desirable' locations instead of building in the 'nicer' parts of town. Why can't folk on lower incomes live in Cramond or Morningside? Dividing areas by how much you can afford to spend on a house must be a bad thing no?What if, instead of builders having to set aside some properties for social housing they had to pay a social property "tax" that was then allocated to housing associations so they could buy, say, blocks of flats in areas where there was demand for them?
An example might be a development in Cramond, where let's face it the demand for social housing is low. The developer gets to build a few more expensive houses and a share of that goes to buy flats in Leith. 3 out of place houses in Cramond or 6 flats in Leith!