Search

More than one third of Brentwood young people still live at home according to new report

09:00 25 August 2014

Cllr Russell Quirk in front of the Warley Training Centre plot, which is due to be turned into a space for affordable housing.

Cllr Russell Quirk in front of the Warley Training Centre plot, which is due to be turned into a space for affordable housing.

Archant

Thousands of adults cannot afford to fly the nest, according to a new report that documents the number of people continuing to live with their parents into their 30s.

The report from housing charity Shelter breaks down the number of people over 20 who are yet to move out, with 35 per cent of Brentwood’s 20 to 34-year-olds still living with their parents.

Brentwood was named 26th in the UK in the Clipped Wing Generation report with more than 5,000 people over 20 in Brentwood living with their parents – 3,421 of whom fall within the 20 to 34-year-old bracket.

The charity is calling on the government to build more affordable homes instead of injecting money into help-to-buy schemes, where the government provides an equity loan to make property deposits cheaper, which campaigners say help to inflate house prices.

Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb said: “More than a million young adults are left trapped in their childhood bedrooms no matter how hard they work or save, empty nest syndrome could soon become a thing of the past.

“Those who aren’t lucky enough to have the option of staying at home face a lifetime of unstable, expensive private renting.”

Another study from Brentwood property sellers eMoov estimates that rising house prices will leave a child born this year having to pay out more than £3million on their first property as an average first-time buyer aged 35.

Cllr Russell Quirk, asset committee chairman and eMoov CEO, said: “The problem is property value is overdriven by demand, and there’s this obsession to buy properties in the UK.

“We’re not creating any new land and we’re not building enough.”

He added: “The council has failed to provide shared ownership properties in the past, but I’m committed to providing more social housing – we’ve already started work in Warley, Bell Mead and Stondon Massey.”

Read more:

Brentwood Warley Training Centre to make way for new homes and community centre

Former Brentwood council leader questions consultation for car park redevelopment

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 16:51
The planned map for the full night-tube service, with the central and Victoria lines due to open on August 19

It has been confirmed this week that Transport for London’s first all-night tube services will begin on August 19.

Yesterday, 15:06
The restored bridge in Parklands in Upminster

Park enthusiasts have completed their mission to restore a dilapidated bridge to its former glory.

Yesterday, 14:04
Coopers Company and Conborn School in Upminster hosted a Kids Expo. Alfie Grimley, five and Harry Stormonth, five on the slide

More than 2,000 people enjoyed fun activities at the Kids Activity Expo on Sunday.

Yesterday, 11:34
A general view of Basildon Crown Court in Basildon, Essex.

A man who has pleaded guilty to having an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances is due to appear in court this afternoon (Thursday).

Yesterday, 11:28
A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car Picture: Google Maps

A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car.

Yesterday, 10:51
Havering's London Assembly member Keith Prince at Gallows Corner

Sadiq Khan will be asked to support calls for a second flyover to ease congestion at Gallows Corner, Romford, tomorrow (Wednesday).

Yesterday, 10:14
Rom Valley Way car park Picture: Google Maps

The Rom Valley Way car park closed last night and will no longer be available to those visiting Queen’s Hospital.

Yesterday, 09:39
Crafty Arts, in Romford, celebrated 25 years in business after opening its first shop in Hornchurch in 1991. 
Nick Necati with his son Jay.

A family-run arts and craft enterprise has celebrated 25 years in business, crediting its success to its ability to adapt.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe