Two pieces spotted by the East Devon Watch today point to very different ways to 'deal with the housing crisis':
PETITION – TAKE BACK LOCAL CONTROL OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
16 JAN 2017
Petition to Government
Give communities back the right to decide where houses are built.
This petition calls for a parliamentary debate on government Housing and Planning policy over building on greenfield land and seeks community right of appeal on planning decisions and the removal of the presumption in favour of sustainable development.
Too many communities are now forced to accept large housing developments seeing the irreversible loss of valuable greenfields without the right of appeal. The failure of government planning policy has resulted in the loss of valued countryside and agricultural land and leaves communities forced to grow too fast without appropriate infrastructure. Major changes to planning legislation are required to protect established communities across the UK and deliver the right housing in the right places.”
Give communities back the right to decide where houses are built. - Petitions
Petition – take back local control of housing development | East Devon Watch
GREENBELT AT RISK – AGAIN
16 JAN 2017
“… The Government has vowed to build one million homes by 2020 which equates to 200,000 a year.
“Don’t kid yourself that this will make properties more affordable,” said Henry Pryor, independent buyer. “The undersupply that we have been racking up means that if we had the million homes by the end of this parliament it still would not be enough.” He recommended the reclassification of the greenbelt.
“We need supply to keep up with demand but it must be where people need it, while trying to avoid the situations where house price growth becomes unsustainably high and out of kilter with wage growth,” JLL’s Whitten concluded.”
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Greenbelt at risk – again | East Devon Watch
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