Reader letter: Property prices are out of reach

Picture to illustrate Council bedroom tax
Picture to illustrate Council bedroom tax

As a local resident of Beeston, I know I can’t be alone in worrying about our housing situation and where the next generation are going to live?

Surely, with an election around the corner, there needs to be more of a serious local debate about the homes we desperately need in our community. The increasing need for affordable homes and big shortfall in supply means house prices are becoming out of reach of our pay packets.

Home ownership is at its lowest level since 1987 and renting from the private sector is eating up more and more of our hard-earned salaries.

I am part of the Yes to Homes campaign, which is helping to create a lifeline for people who are renting, trying to get on the housing ladder.

We all need to be prepared to join in the local debate with our Beeston councillors to tackle this problem, and think about how we can get the right homes in the right places at prices that are affordable for everybody in the borough.

We need more local voices saying Yes to Homes so our community leaders take notice, and more importantly action, to deliver those homes.

If you join the campaign, together we can make them listen. Please sign the petition at

-David Daykin

Chilwell Road, Nottingham