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MetiNews.Com - Fifteen portable units are to be set up on land owned by West Suffolk Council.
Breaking News ! Portable cabins are to be provided in Bury St Edmunds as temporary homes for the homeless.Fifteen portable units are to be set up on land owned by West Suffolk Council as hotels and B&Bs become unavailable as emergency accommodation.The authority also expects more people to become homeless when the moratorium on evictions ends in August and as furlough pay reduces from this month, before ending in October.Before the pandemic, West Suffolk Council reduced the number of rough sleepers from 36 to eight. Stock imageThe cabins will be used as temporary homes for up to six months, which is permitted under coronavirus planning rules.Cllr Sara Mildmay-White, cabinet member for housing, said: “In the longer term, the support of registered housing providers, more house building and more partnership working with private landlords will all be required to help meet the demand for homes. “Our immediate need, and following recent Government announcements, is to ensure that we have homes available now.
."We have decided to locate these on council owed land which already has the water and electric supply in place for immediate use.
"We will have staff on site providing support as needed."I must stress that this is a temporary measure in place for six months and we are happy to discuss other options with landlords or landowners who contact us."West Suffolk Council has 149 households in temporary or emergency accommodation including 30 families and 105 single people or couples, plus 14 rough sleeper beds.This compares to 83 households in June 2019.
Before the pandemic, the authority reduced the number of rough sleepers from 36 to eight.
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