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Council identifies housing concerns

An impression of the new sheltered dwellings on Snaefell Road, Willaston.

Authority calls on central government

Douglas Borough Council is calling on central government to help provide more effective housing stock in the capital.

The authority announced a raft of measures in its 2017 budget - including the eco-friendly refurbishment of 72 properties, and brand new sheltered accommodation in Willaston.

Its yearly housing budget of £12.5 million covers more than 2,300 properties.

But Housing Committee Chair Claire Wells warns there is 'no mechanism in place' to maintain the current level of funding:

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