Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Immigration causes shortage of homes

Higher-than-expected numbers of EU immigrants and more people living alone will make the shortage of new homes in England worse over the next 20 years, according to the latest Government figures.

Figures from the Department of Communities and Local Government show 4.8 million new households are expected to form in England between 2004 and 2006, requiring 223,000 new homes a year to accommodate them.

This is an increase of 24,000 a year on previous estimates and brings to 64,000 the annual shortfall in home completions.

The increase is mainly because of unexpectedly high immigration from the rest of Europe, particularly Poland and seven other new EU member states.

If we want to keep our green belt land and our countryside we must stop anymore immigrants from coming in until our population has stabilised. When the population is stable, only then should we be thinking about letting any in and when we do it should only be the amount that we need so there will be no hundreds of thousands of immigrants. It would be limited to a few hundred every year.

1 comment:

Helena said...

Now this is a subject close to my heart. Our farmers are being starved off the land because they cant get "Fair Trade" unlike African farmers and Prescott of the tiny organ wants to concrete the countryside with homes for immigrants. We will go the way of the Red Squirrell if we dont stand up to these vandals of Britain.