Sunday, March 16, 2008

3 Million Homes

CPRE Logo Are 3 million new homes necessary?
Asks the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

“The Government has predicted that by 2020 we must build 3 million new homes. It's better to plan for homes we need, rather than the numbers we might need. Help us persuade the Government to rethink their housing plans and prevent the loss of precious countryside. We have an email on our website that's all ready for you to send.
Please email the Housing Minister"

Good question.
Perhaps they know something we don’t.

And where are all these new homes going to be built? Hmmm!

What with places like Stoke-On-Trent experiencing a falling population.
“Stoke-on-Trent is losing some 1,200 people a year who are not replaced by new residents. The inner core of Stoke-on-Trent has seen a reduction of over 50% of the population in the fifty years to 2001.
The number of empty properties in the city centre has increased from 7.7% in 2001 to 9.4% in 2005. We estimate that if no action were taken, one in 10 properties across North Staffordshire would be empty by 2021."

It is one of 9 Housing Market Renewal Initiatives; it’s a Quango. Read what they are up to over on Conservengland. Sweeping away old communities through demolition and replacing them with shiny new happy houses at [you guessed it] a premium.
And you can see the impact of housing density on London here.


  1. Hear! Hear B21 and CPRE. Yet we still have our BT calls answered from ????
    I'm sending you an amazing Regeneration Program that seems to have happened over-night - OK so they use a bit of self-generated electric - but those cities were all but obliterated - Of course I point you to the Regeneraton of -
    Ilford Town Centre? Nope!
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    You might like to publish just One pic of those two cities!

  2. I recently read that the EU has 'calculated' that the population of Great Britain will be swollen by some twenty million climate change refugees from Africa by around 2020. Was this propaganda I do not know, but it could be the reason why the Government wants to build so many more new homes. Infrastructure? Who cares? The existing population will just have to put up with it will they not?

  3. Its not like we the ones stuck in these wretched Pathfinder schemes want it either - see this

    The only beneficiaries seem to be various large housebuilders such as Gleesons and Bellway and Haslams and Wimpy and various Council employees and hangers on