Why are new homes still empty?

There has been much talk in the Spenborough Guardian regarding the building of new housing with much objections to anything built on green field sites.

Whatever your view, the fact is that there are a large number of people waiting to be housed.

Last year I was told that Kirklees Council had a waiting list of 15,000 people for their properties.

Walking down Bradford Road in Cleckheaton I’ve often stopped to wonder what has happened to the new housing that has been built next door to the Fingerprint Nursery.

The houses were built 12 months ago but no-one occupies them. Why is this?

There is no shortage of people wanting to move into them, so what is the hold up?
JOHN APPLEYARD

Firthcliffe Parade

Liversedge