Burnley has cheapest housing in country, study reveals

LEADER Coun Charlie Briggs

LEADER Coun Charlie Briggs

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

BURNLEY has again been revealed as the cheap house capital of Britain in a national study.

12 streets in the East Lancashire town are among the 20 cheapest places to live in the entire country, according to property website Mouseprice.

And Burnley dominates the North West run-down, with nine out of the top 10 low-cost hotspots.

One street has an average value of just £32,400, Mouseprice said.

Council leader Charlie Briggs said the new survey highlighted the importance of government money to rejuvenate the market.

Housing Market Renewal, which saw the town receive about £15million a year for better homes, has been axed by Whitehall, with only small amounts of cash available for similar schemes.

Coun Briggs said: “We have got (housing minister) Andrew Stunell visiting Burnley soon and I will be using that to show him just how important government money is to improving Burnley’s housing.

“They cannot just pull the rug from under our feet and say goodbye.

“They still need to invest in Burnley if they expect us to bring new jobs into the borough.”

Despite the gloom, housebuilder Keepmoat was still on site in the town building new properties, said Coun Briggs.

Nine streets

The nine streets in the North West’s top 10 were:

  • Angle Street, Daneshouse (£32,400)
  • Elmwood Street, Trinity (£38,300)
  • Spencer Street, Daneshouse (£38,400)
  • Colville Street, Daneshouse (£39,300)
  • Hurtley Street, Daneshouse (£39,900)
  • Norman Street, Stoneyholme (£40,100)
  • Athol Street North, Trinity (£40,600)
  • Monmouth Street, Gannow (£40,900)
  • Every Street, Trinity (£41,300)

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8:26pm Thu 24 Mar 11

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

At such cheap prices you would think young people priced out from surrounding Towns and Villages would be flocking to Burnley. The problem is many of these streets have properties owned by private landlords that don't give a **** who they rent to SS are very welcome. Because of greed and total disregard to other people these areas are blighted by the scum of the earth, and no one else wants to live with them.
At such cheap prices you would think young people priced out from surrounding Towns and Villages would be flocking to Burnley. The problem is many of these streets have properties owned by private landlords that don't give a **** who they rent to SS are very welcome. Because of greed and total disregard to other people these areas are blighted by the scum of the earth, and no one else wants to live with them. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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8:59pm Thu 24 Mar 11

blylad says...

I've got a 3 bed semi-detatched house in a nice part of Burnley with panoramic views, there's no way I could afford this house in alot of other places in the country. In the main though it's all relative as wages are low in the area so people can't afford to pay more for property. It's not the price of property that worries me it's the condition of alot of the properties in East Lancs.
I've got a 3 bed semi-detatched house in a nice part of Burnley with panoramic views, there's no way I could afford this house in alot of other places in the country. In the main though it's all relative as wages are low in the area so people can't afford to pay more for property. It's not the price of property that worries me it's the condition of alot of the properties in East Lancs. blylad
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10:27pm Thu 24 Mar 11

BIGGLESTOE says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
At such cheap prices you would think young people priced out from surrounding Towns and Villages would be flocking to Burnley. The problem is many of these streets have properties owned by private landlords that don't give a **** who they rent to SS are very welcome. Because of greed and total disregard to other people these areas are blighted by the scum of the earth, and no one else wants to live with them.
I used to live on one of the mentioned streets above, but luckily We managed to move away before the rampant drug trade got a grip of any of us (one parent family) Unfortunately many of my school mates went down drink/drugs roads and died far to young. this was mid seventies it was bad but cheap housing stock then. There has only been decline since!
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: At such cheap prices you would think young people priced out from surrounding Towns and Villages would be flocking to Burnley. The problem is many of these streets have properties owned by private landlords that don't give a **** who they rent to SS are very welcome. Because of greed and total disregard to other people these areas are blighted by the scum of the earth, and no one else wants to live with them.[/p][/quote]I used to live on one of the mentioned streets above, but luckily We managed to move away before the rampant drug trade got a grip of any of us (one parent family) Unfortunately many of my school mates went down drink/drugs roads and died far to young. this was mid seventies it was bad but cheap housing stock then. There has only been decline since! BIGGLESTOE
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5:06am Fri 25 Mar 11

blylad says...

BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58 wrote: At such cheap prices you would think young people priced out from surrounding Towns and Villages would be flocking to Burnley. The problem is many of these streets have properties owned by private landlords that don't give a **** who they rent to SS are very welcome. Because of greed and total disregard to other people these areas are blighted by the scum of the earth, and no one else wants to live with them.
I used to live on one of the mentioned streets above, but luckily We managed to move away before the rampant drug trade got a grip of any of us (one parent family) Unfortunately many of my school mates went down drink/drugs roads and died far to young. this was mid seventies it was bad but cheap housing stock then. There has only been decline since!
...and you moved to Brierfield???......o
ut of the frying pan and into the fire!!
[quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: At such cheap prices you would think young people priced out from surrounding Towns and Villages would be flocking to Burnley. The problem is many of these streets have properties owned by private landlords that don't give a **** who they rent to SS are very welcome. Because of greed and total disregard to other people these areas are blighted by the scum of the earth, and no one else wants to live with them.[/p][/quote]I used to live on one of the mentioned streets above, but luckily We managed to move away before the rampant drug trade got a grip of any of us (one parent family) Unfortunately many of my school mates went down drink/drugs roads and died far to young. this was mid seventies it was bad but cheap housing stock then. There has only been decline since![/p][/quote]...and you moved to Brierfield???......o ut of the frying pan and into the fire!! blylad
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10:18am Fri 25 Mar 11

notchuffed says...

Anyone living in/around/near to Burnley will see and know where 5 of the streets are and why so cheap.

The other 5 are cheapened because of Council interference

Mouseprice is a poor evaluation tool and the whole object of this is to give the company behind it cheap publicity.

Why do Bunley council continually allow the town to be dragged through the mire by these cheap stunts. It is high time they started to a) Stand up for the town proclaiming loudly about the good stuff that has come from the area in all walks of life b) Got their fingers out of the pie - sack the high earners who suffer from Anal retention and do little for the town and the true workers.
Anyone living in/around/near to Burnley will see and know where 5 of the streets are and why so cheap. The other 5 are cheapened because of Council interference Mouseprice is a poor evaluation tool and the whole object of this is to give the company behind it cheap publicity. Why do Bunley council continually allow the town to be dragged through the mire by these cheap stunts. It is high time they started to a) Stand up for the town proclaiming loudly about the good stuff that has come from the area in all walks of life b) Got their fingers out of the pie - sack the high earners who suffer from Anal retention and do little for the town and the true workers. notchuffed
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10:40am Fri 25 Mar 11

DrTruth says...

The solution to this problem is not housing but jobs. There hardly any jobs in Burnley. I have to travel from
Burnley to Manchester everyday to go to work because there's no opportunities here and I can't wait to move unless more jobs are created here then I may reconsider.
I've seen areas in London with houses similar to what can be seen in Burnley but worth 8 times more because there's lots of jobs and opportunities there.
Give people a reason to live in Vurnley and houses prices will increase!
The solution to this problem is not housing but jobs. There hardly any jobs in Burnley. I have to travel from Burnley to Manchester everyday to go to work because there's no opportunities here and I can't wait to move unless more jobs are created here then I may reconsider. I've seen areas in London with houses similar to what can be seen in Burnley but worth 8 times more because there's lots of jobs and opportunities there. Give people a reason to live in Vurnley and houses prices will increase! DrTruth
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10:41am Fri 25 Mar 11

Noiticer says...

It's a sad reflection of the economic decline of NE Lancs plus the poor quality of the urban environment which has resulted. Unlike large cities such as London or Manchester, where gentrification has taken place, those with even moderate amounts of money can easily move into the surrounding rural areas. A sign of the times - NE Lancs wasn't made an Enterprise Zone losing out, as ever, to Manchester and Merseyside.
Until the area is represented by one local authrity it will not have the political clout of its large neighbours and will continue to suffer.
It's a sad reflection of the economic decline of NE Lancs plus the poor quality of the urban environment which has resulted. Unlike large cities such as London or Manchester, where gentrification has taken place, those with even moderate amounts of money can easily move into the surrounding rural areas. A sign of the times - NE Lancs wasn't made an Enterprise Zone losing out, as ever, to Manchester and Merseyside. Until the area is represented by one local authrity it will not have the political clout of its large neighbours and will continue to suffer. Noiticer
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12:47pm Fri 25 Mar 11

birdkeith says...

with all the money pumped into burnley in
recent years one has to wonder where its all gone,yes loads of houses have been demolished but very few built,it seems to have gone on sandblasting houses under private ownership in areasthe council sees as gateways to the town,and securing other buildings in slum areas,(weavers triangle) and i take with a pinch of salt anything charlie briggs says,because hes likely to turn round and deny having said it,hes full of tricks like that,
truth is they have had the money in bucketloads,and presided over a massive and expensive attempt at making the town appear nice but when it comes down to it its just a typical lib/dem airy fairy take on a serious matter, in other words all fur coat and no knickers
with all the money pumped into burnley in recent years one has to wonder where its all gone,yes loads of houses have been demolished but very few built,it seems to have gone on sandblasting houses under private ownership in areasthe council sees as gateways to the town,and securing other buildings in slum areas,(weavers triangle) and i take with a pinch of salt anything charlie briggs says,because hes likely to turn round and deny having said it,hes full of tricks like that, truth is they have had the money in bucketloads,and presided over a massive and expensive attempt at making the town appear nice but when it comes down to it its just a typical lib/dem airy fairy take on a serious matter, in other words all fur coat and no knickers birdkeith
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6:19pm Fri 25 Mar 11

CliveE says...

Something is only worth what somebody else will pay for it.A house may be "worth " £200,000 in London but until somebody actually pays that much for it,it has the same value as any other house.
Something is only worth what somebody else will pay for it.A house may be "worth " £200,000 in London but until somebody actually pays that much for it,it has the same value as any other house. CliveE
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9:19pm Fri 25 Mar 11

BIGGLESTOE says...

blylad wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58 wrote: At such cheap prices you would think young people priced out from surrounding Towns and Villages would be flocking to Burnley. The problem is many of these streets have properties owned by private landlords that don't give a **** who they rent to SS are very welcome. Because of greed and total disregard to other people these areas are blighted by the scum of the earth, and no one else wants to live with them.
I used to live on one of the mentioned streets above, but luckily We managed to move away before the rampant drug trade got a grip of any of us (one parent family) Unfortunately many of my school mates went down drink/drugs roads and died far to young. this was mid seventies it was bad but cheap housing stock then. There has only been decline since!
...and you moved to Brierfield???......o

ut of the frying pan and into the fire!!
Hope your as happy as me!
[quote][p][bold]blylad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: At such cheap prices you would think young people priced out from surrounding Towns and Villages would be flocking to Burnley. The problem is many of these streets have properties owned by private landlords that don't give a **** who they rent to SS are very welcome. Because of greed and total disregard to other people these areas are blighted by the scum of the earth, and no one else wants to live with them.[/p][/quote]I used to live on one of the mentioned streets above, but luckily We managed to move away before the rampant drug trade got a grip of any of us (one parent family) Unfortunately many of my school mates went down drink/drugs roads and died far to young. this was mid seventies it was bad but cheap housing stock then. There has only been decline since![/p][/quote]...and you moved to Brierfield???......o ut of the frying pan and into the fire!![/p][/quote]Hope your as happy as me! BIGGLESTOE
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9:45pm Fri 25 Mar 11

turbo5 says...

Housing prices are down to supply and demand. Unfortunately Burnley's industrial past was low skilled labour in the mines, cotton mills, sewing factories, eg Prestige, Dorma, Grenfell, Burco, Bellings, etc and all that is left is the odd high technology company such as Aircelle etc. (were the majority of employees don't even live in Burnley) Burnley needs to downsize to around 30,000 people. flatten nearly everything from the M65 junction 10. remove the weavers triangle it will never be developed, also all terraced houses with the exception of Harle Syke and few other pockets of decent terrace house
Housing prices are down to supply and demand. Unfortunately Burnley's industrial past was low skilled labour in the mines, cotton mills, sewing factories, eg Prestige, Dorma, Grenfell, Burco, Bellings, etc and all that is left is the odd high technology company such as Aircelle etc. (were the majority of employees don't even live in Burnley) Burnley needs to downsize to around 30,000 people. flatten nearly everything from the M65 junction 10. remove the weavers triangle it will never be developed, also all terraced houses with the exception of Harle Syke and few other pockets of decent terrace house turbo5
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8:52pm Sat 26 Mar 11

DaveBurnley says...

Noiticer wrote:
It's a sad reflection of the economic decline of NE Lancs plus the poor quality of the urban environment which has resulted. Unlike large cities such as London or Manchester, where gentrification has taken place, those with even moderate amounts of money can easily move into the surrounding rural areas. A sign of the times - NE Lancs wasn't made an Enterprise Zone losing out, as ever, to Manchester and Merseyside.
Until the area is represented by one local authrity it will not have the political clout of its large neighbours and will continue to suffer.
You're absolutely right. We really need to act together as a power bloc and not compete against each other and split our resources.

I know that we fall about a lot on here over football but that's just a game between us. If it wasn't football we'd find something else to squabble about.

Blackburn/Hindburn/B
urnley/Pendle and Rossendale are like one big family.

We disagree frequently but really need to get together to work as a team. We have the resources and the people, we just need to push ourselves forward.
[quote][p][bold]Noiticer[/bold] wrote: It's a sad reflection of the economic decline of NE Lancs plus the poor quality of the urban environment which has resulted. Unlike large cities such as London or Manchester, where gentrification has taken place, those with even moderate amounts of money can easily move into the surrounding rural areas. A sign of the times - NE Lancs wasn't made an Enterprise Zone losing out, as ever, to Manchester and Merseyside. Until the area is represented by one local authrity it will not have the political clout of its large neighbours and will continue to suffer.[/p][/quote]You're absolutely right. We really need to act together as a power bloc and not compete against each other and split our resources. I know that we fall about a lot on here over football but that's just a game between us. If it wasn't football we'd find something else to squabble about. Blackburn/Hindburn/B urnley/Pendle and Rossendale are like one big family. We disagree frequently but really need to get together to work as a team. We have the resources and the people, we just need to push ourselves forward. DaveBurnley
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8:38am Tue 29 Mar 11

RAyzer says...

the REAL reasons we have such cheap houses......1 lots of Asian landlords who don't care about doing properties up,2labour have ruined this once proud town,3 no police equaled with high amounts of scum bags,4no hospital,5 no jobs....we have nothing going for our town nothing at all...and it hurts to say it!!i mean charlie briggs as a councillor says it all...just look at rosegrove,its a disaster!!!pubs closed,high anti-social behaviour!!!we've been let down big time.
the REAL reasons we have such cheap houses......1 lots of Asian landlords who don't care about doing properties up,2labour have ruined this once proud town,3 no police equaled with high amounts of scum bags,4no hospital,5 no jobs....we have nothing going for our town nothing at all...and it hurts to say it!!i mean charlie briggs as a councillor says it all...just look at rosegrove,its a disaster!!!pubs closed,high anti-social behaviour!!!we've been let down big time. RAyzer
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8:41am Tue 29 Mar 11

RAyzer says...

just look at the weavers triangle,biggest scam EVER...hurstwood and others have had millions and its still exactly the same....some ones been pocketing a lot of cash!!burnleys like it is mainly down to labour and there mishandling of public cash.theyd rather pump millions into some other country than look after our own.
just look at the weavers triangle,biggest scam EVER...hurstwood and others have had millions and its still exactly the same....some ones been pocketing a lot of cash!!burnleys like it is mainly down to labour and there mishandling of public cash.theyd rather pump millions into some other country than look after our own. RAyzer
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