Manchester City Council

Clarification: A response to the Guardian's affordable homes article

A clarification to yesterday's response to the Guardian's affordable homes article.

Yesterday the City Council released a statement responding to a Guardian article that wrongly claimed there were no developments given planning permission in 2016/17 that included any affordable homes.

The City Council strongly refute the claims made in the article, but our response said that the Guardian's story was based on research by a Sheffield University academic.

The Guardian have now confirmed that the article is based on their research, not that of the academic.

There were opinions expressed in the article attributed to Dr Silver that we would challenge, however the City Council accepts that following the confirmation from The Guardian that it was their research that led to the incorrect headline of 'The 0% City', not the academic Dr Jonathan Silver from Sheffield University.

In the interests of accuracy we are happy to clarify this point.

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