Council urged to sell homes for £1.8m
- Published 19/12/11 7:00 am
A ballot of residents of the properties has revealed that in a 76.2 per cent turnout, 96.9 per cent were in favour of their homes being transferred to Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT).
The bungalows are at Culcheth, Westy, Great Sankey, Whitecross, Hulme and Orford.
Last year, the borough council transferred most of its housing stock to GGHT after the majority of tenants voted in favour of the transfer.
But the bungalows had not at that time been completed.
A report by Andy Farrall, (right)director for environment and regeneration, to the council's executive board indicates that the vale of the 32 bungalows is more than £3.5 million.
But the transfer will be conditional on GGHT continuing to use them as sheltered accommodation and they will not be available for tenants to buy.
Although the council to other providers of social housing, it is not believed any other registered provider would be in a position to pay more than £1.8 million for the bungalows.
The money will be used to repay costs incurred by the council in building the properties.