‘Sink estates’ to be regenerated following £140 million pledge

Richard Carr believes David Cameron’s recent promise to spend £140 million on regenerating housing estates in the UK will help increase the stock of affordable housing and make communities far more attractive to first time buyers.

Sink Estates

Richard Carr image of a sink estate in Wales

A ‘sink estate’ in Wales

Cameron refereed to some of the UK’s most rundown housing estates as ‘Sink Estates’ when announcing the £140 million fund. He explained that the government will work with 100 housing estates to either bulldoze them and rebuild or to radically transform them.

“Within these so-called sink estates, behind front doors, families build warm and welcoming homes. But step outside in the worst estates and you’re confronted by brutal high rise towers and dark alleyways that are a gift to criminals,” Cameron told propertywire.com.

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