A bus sponsored by the National Federation of Housing Associations came to Basingstoke, with a view to raising the profile of housing at the next General Election.
Former Housing Minister, Sir George Young, joined the campaign, and signed a brick in the wall that was constructed. The bus was at the former Eli Lilly site in Basingstoke, on which Sentinel will shortly start building homes. The Chief Executive of Sentinel, Mark Perry, said that efforts needed to be redoubled if those on the waiting list were to get a decent home within the next ten years.
"We are lucky in Hampshire to have social landlords such as Sentinel, who have an active development policy, as well as providing a high quality service to their tenants. As a former Housing Minister, I hope that housing will be one of the issues in the forthcoming campaign, and that political parties can devise appropriate policies to build on the achievements of a coalition Government, and increase the supply of good quality affordable homes to buy and to rent."