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

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 News Stories

Aaron Kumar was bullied when he was growing up but has now written a book about his experiences

Looking back on his school days with a glimmer of sadness, a freelance writer is determined to help children stop bullying by passing on his experiences.

07:00
Snaresbrook Crown Court (Picture: John Stillwell/PA)

A Rainham woman has admitted shaking a baby so violently she left him with brain damage, jurors were told yesterday.

60 minutes ago
Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Trains travelling towards London Liverpool Street from Ilford are being delayed due to a signal fault at Maryland.

Most read news

WW100

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

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

America is responsible for a lot of things – good and bad. The jury’s still out on Black Friday.

From Nigel Farage to George Galloway, it’s been a year of people trying to make a change in politics.

If you’ve taken time off to escape from your boss, you’re not alone.

The judge reckons the PC did not have enough wit to invent the story.