There will be new stricter rules to reduce the nuisance caused by housing splits in Eindhoven neighbourhood. A majority of City Council members support the plan.
One of the rules is that no further permits for shared houses may be given within a 30m radius of an existing lodging house. This is meant to prevent too many rental properties with students or labour migrants being located close to each other. Most of the political parites agree with the measure because it will help to reduce the housing nuisance.
The parties also agreed to closing off more neighbourhoods. In, among other areas, Woensel-West, Limbeek, Doornakkers, and Bennekel-Oost, no new rental properties are allowed to be built. Hemelrijken and Gildebuurt have now been added.
“Building on TU/e and Fontys campuses”
Nevertheless, the parties stress that more homes need to be built more and quickly, in order to tackle the housing shortage problems. There is a shortage of housing, especially for students. The political groups in the City Council pointed the finger at Fontys and the TU/e. “They can also take responsibility and build housing units on campus”, PvdA Council member, Jan Hopstaken, says.
Councillor Torunoglu agrees. “TU/e and Fontys can do something in the short term. I am going to see what is possible there. The neighbouring municipalities can also provide additional temporary housing units. Or relax their rules to make more rooms available. Best, Nuenen, and Veldhoven are already working on this”. Earlier, the Municipality and housing corporations had already agreed on 300 extra temporary student units on a site near Berenkuil.
The CDA, D66, Leefbaar Eindhoven, and LPF, among other parties, have said the Municipality should better supervise possible housing nuisance in neighbourhoods. “Good rules stand and fall with good enforcement. In recent years this has sometimes been lacking”, according to LPF councillor Rudy Reker.
Editor: Melinda Walraven