Labour Councillors call for action to tackle overcrowding

Posted: 28/08/09

Labour Councillors have called on Westminster City Council to provide more larger flats in order to meet the needs of over 860 families who are registered by the Council for a transfer because they need a larger property. The latest figures from the Council show that 867 families are registered by the Council for a transfer because they need a larger property. Of these, 66 have been assessed by the Council as statutorily overcrowded 835 households need a move to a property at least one bedroom larger but are not classified as statutorily overcrowded. Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said; "Overcrowding is a major problem in Westminster and the Council should be providing more larger properties so that those families who need an extra bedroom have the opportunity for a transfer. Building only 1 and 2 bed room flats will not help those families where teenagers are have to share a bedroom or where adults are forced to sleep in the living room."