Whether it's at Knowle:
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: and "sheer hypocrisy" >>> District Council planning officers reject the Green Close development over affordable housing and overage
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: planning application rejected again by Town Council: 85% of the development should be restricted to local residents
Or at Port Royal:
Futures Forum: "Is Sidmouth to become simply a ghetto for the super-rich and a cash-cow for the Council? "
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal 2009: "We are desperate for someone to buy this site and to give us good money for it."
The exception being the confusing picture at Manstone:
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: and housing at Manstone >>> "there has been no decision made that this site shall not be allocated for housing"
And the other exception being the admirable project at Mill Street:
Futures Forum: Affordable Housing in Sidmouth: DCH and EDDC: project in Mill Street completed
Futures Forum: The District Council, developing Mill Street in Sidmouth ... and transparency
Futures Forum: Ham Lane Redevelopment Study - a mixed development for Port Royal
But why - if we all want 'balanced communities'
Futures Forum: East Devon and affordable housing: November 2012
Futures Forum: Knowle Relocation Project: How to classify the proposed development: as C3 housing or as C2 care home?
- is the District Council not developing its own land as it has done at Mill Street?
After all, it has stated an ambition to do so:
Futures Forum: Manstone Depot: "The council has a growing appetite to build its own council housing."
The New Economics Foundation looks at the issues:
Making the case for affordable housing on public land
Whilst the UK is in the grips of a housing crisis, the government is selling off public land to private developers with no requirement or incentive for them to build affordable homes.
NEF’s Subject Lead on Housing and Work, Alice Martin, makes the case for funding affordable developments on this land as a sustainable alternative.
New Economics Foundation | The New Economics Foundation is the only people-powered think tank. We work to build a new economy where people really take control
With the full piece here:
The people, the commons and the public realm | New Economics Foundation
For more on 'the commons':
Futures Forum: Transition and the Commons
Futures Forum: The triumph of the commons
Futures Forum: ‘Homes for local people' > The mysterious appearance of Latin graffiti on a new housing development is a wake-up call that all is not right in Cambridge
Futures Forum: Food Sovereignty and Community Supported Agriculture >>> event 13th January at Trill Farm, Axminster
Futures Forum: Open Source Ecology >>> Homebrew Industrial Revolution >>> Do-it-yourself sustainable development
Futures Forum: Who owns the water?
Futures Forum: Sharing economy or gift economy?
And on land reform:
Futures Forum: Economics @ Transition Exeter: A land value tax
Futures Forum: Thomas Paine: a revolutionary for our times: Sat 6th May
Futures Forum: A solution to our housing problems >>> a land value tax