Name given to proposed housing group

THE CONTROVERSIAL proposed new council housing association for South Cambridgeshire has been given a name. The scheme will be known as South Cambridgeshire Village Homes.  Cllr Simon Edwards, portfolio holder for housing at South Cambridgeshire Distri

THE CONTROVERSIAL proposed new council housing association for South Cambridgeshire has been given a name.

The scheme will be known as South Cambridgeshire Village Homes.

Cllr Simon Edwards, portfolio holder for housing at South Cambridgeshire District Council, said: "Establishing a name for the proposed new local housing association is an important step in the process of developing what the association might look like for tenants."

Tenants in South Cambridgeshire are currently being asked to consider the possibility of transferring the ownership and management of council homes to the association.


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A shadow board has been established to set up the new association, should tenants vote in favour of transfer. The five tenant and five council nominees on the shadow board have agreed on the name.

Chair of the shadow board, tenant Jim Watson, said: "We felt this name recognises the nature of our homes and how we live in South Cambridgeshire.

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"We are part of a unique district, made up of villages with different identities, and we wanted the name of our new local housing association to reflect that."

The proposed housing transfer has already caused much controversy, and councillors and residents opposed to the transfer have set up a group - South Cambs Against Transfer (SCAT) - to try and block the plans.

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