"Stopping and preventing the room crisis"
There has been a critical housing shortage in Wageningen due to the current policy which prevents or causes long delays in organizing formalities for construction to take place. We see that especially students and starters have become the victim of this. That is why this is our first priority.
Connect Wageningen believes that everyone who wants to live in Wageningen should also be able to live in Wageningen. The municipality of Wageningen does not build houses, but uses zoning plans to structure the city. Close partners of the municipality are IDEALIS and the housing association. IDEALIS indicates that they would like to build more houses, but are unfortunately faced with many political barriers. From housing associations we understood that priority will first be given to making existing homes more sustainable.
The greatest benefits in the sector of housing can be achieved by maintaining close contact with the partners of the municipality. There is room for improvement in the housing sector, Connect Wageningen has direct links and can easily reach information on the future growth of the WUR through our networks, which is much more difficult for civil servants.
About € 0.3 million of the € 93 million is going to housing in Wageningen. That is 33% of the total budget. This is not much, but we also have no plans that will change this dramatically.