When Debbie first became Cabinet Member for Housing she was determined that the issue of Woolways Housing would be sorted out. these were house that were built after the war with a lifetime of 50 years, they had well exceeded that and were literally falling down. The Minchinhampton project was innovative, in that Debbie came up with the idea that the District Council should offer half of the land for open market sales in return for the council houses being built free of charge. Despite a change in power from the Conservatives to Labour, they have continued with Debbie's plans and the first houses were handed over this week to new tenants.
Debbie has continued to be involved as she sits on the Strategic Board which makes recommendation to Housing Committee on the way forward with all the projects she started
Debbie said "it has been a long and bumpy road with this project but we have finally got there. we have learnt a lot which should make future projects easier"