Monthly Archives: November 2012

How permanent is your Green Belt?

According to the Campaign to Protect Rural England there are plans being prepared up and down the country that could take enough land out of our Green Belts to build 80,000 houses in the coming years.  Sounds a lot doesn’t it?  Until you realise that if we are all to be housed in a decent manner we need 230,000 new homes to be built every year for as far ahead as we can reasonably foresee.

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Where there’s life there’s Hope Street

When I tottered slightly unsteadily out of the Philharmonic Dining Rooms at closing time on the Saturday of Planning Summer School back in September, I little imagined that two months on I would be helping to celebrate the award of “Great Street 2013” to its address, Hope Street, Liverpool, by the Academy of Urbanism.

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