Sunday, 21 June 2009

Government view on housing numbers - wrong wrong wrong

There was a petition on the number 10 Downing Street web to stop the extra housing, that has potential to destroy our countryside.

If you want to see a picture of the destruction to the south of Bristol, which in Bath and North East Somerset.

http://www.saveourgreenspaces.org/

In rejecting the petition the government makes many valid points, about the the amount of housing required, we know we need a lot more housing in Bath, there is a big waiting list for council housing, but they make such stupid and wrong statements it is laughable. A good example is:

"There is a significant gap between supply and rising demand for new homes For decades, the housing market failed to keep up with our ageing and growing population. This has led to significant problems of affordability, particularly for those seeking to buy their first home."

We can't see in Bath how anybody is going to buy their first home, unless there is a radical change in government policy. This is one of the many reasons why we oppose the housebuilding.

If you want to read the whole response

http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page19493

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