Burnley has cheapest housing in country, study reveals
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.
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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