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50,000 COUNCIL HOMES TO TRANSFER TO HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

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Housing minister Sir George Young today announced plans to transfer 50,000 council homes worth£560m to housing ass...
Housing minister Sir George Young today announced plans to transfer 50,000 council homes worth £560m to housing associations.

In a written Parliamentary answer to Stephen Milligan MP, Sir George said: 'I am today announcing the names of the twelve authorities who will be able to proceddm on a voluntary basis and subject to the approval of their tenants, with proposals to transfer their housing stock to housing associations during 1994-95.

'I am pleased that fourteen authorities responded to our invitation and that, as a result of an expanded programme, it has been possible to programme some 50,000 dwelling.

'The twelve authorities which have successfully gained a place on the 1994-95 disposals programme, together with the fifteen intended recipient housing associations are as follows'

Basingstoke and Deane BC to Basingstoke and Upper Test Housing Association (HA); Basingstoke and Deane BC to Basingstoke and North Hampshire HA; Castle Point BC to Castle Point HA; Cherwell DC to Cherwell Valley HA; Harborough DC to South Leicestershire HA; Maldon DC to Plume HA.

Malvern Hills DC to Elgar HA; Mid Beds DC to Mid Beds HA; North Dorset DC to North Dorset HA; Thanet DC to Thanet Community HA; Vale of White Horse DC to the Vale HA; Walsall MBC to Beechdale Community HA; Wychavon DC to Evesham and Pershore HA and to Droitwich Spa and Rural HA.

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