Anger over shipping containers used to ease housing shortage

Luke Hanrahan

Former Reporter, ITV News London

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Shipping containers stacked on top of each other which when finished could provide the answer to Ealing's emergency housing shortage. Temporary homes for those most in need.

Currently the council has a huge shortage of suitable space and sees these steel well insulated boxes as a cheaper more homely alternative.

These homes will be ready to move into next month replacing what was here before - disused garages. For Janis Hawkins though they are an eyesore at the end of her back yard.

The council sees this space as home to around 80 people in desperate need of somewhere to live.

A project which began in october and finishes next month - one of three temporary developments the council hopes will help to relieve pressure on a system struggling to provide emergency homes.