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By Christopher Holmes

ISBN-10: 0203008383

ISBN-13: 9780203008386

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In 1945 the Labour executive got down to permit everybody to have a good domestic, the place humans from all walks of lifestyles may perhaps reside jointly. This dream was once destroyed via a succession of avoidable error and virtually all people now turns out to think that it's most unlikely to rediscover that imaginative and prescient. This e-book demanding situations that fatalism, tracing the coverage error that experience given upward push to this inequitable kingdom from the folly of mass housing to the unfair tax privileges of many property owners. Holmes describes and advocates a brand new imaginative and prescient for the hot millennium, discovering strategies variously in improvement, making plans, financial constructions, social reform, and political reassessment to slender the space among wealthy and bad and allow humans in all housing tenures to ultimately have a choice.

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They argue that it would be a ‘sustainable urban extension’, and not the destruction of the green belt claimed by its opponents. Among the many instances of opposition to new development, it is important to distinguish between what are legitimate concerns over damage to the environment or inappropriate housing proposals, and what is straightforward selfish opposition to encroachment by newcomers into desirable communities. In practice, making this distinction is not always obvious. Critics almost always seek to argue from the moral high ground of environmental concern, ranging from loss of greenfield land to protection of wildlife and pollution of the environment.

As shown earlier, the rents charged by the Peabody Trust were too high for the poorest families. They benefited the ‘artisan’, not the ‘labourer’. 2 Similarly the rents charged for the first council homes were too high for less skilled workers or non-earning households. Working Class Wives, published in 1938 was a study based on interviews and surveys of 1,250 married women. It recorded the multiple difficulties they experienced caused by poverty, bad housing, overcrowding, poor diet and sheer exhaustion.

In north Paddington a group of tenants had been organising a high profile campaign against plans by Westminster City Council to sell their homes to a private developer. When the 1988 Housing Act became law they decided to use the new powers to force the council to sell the estate to their own resident-controlled association, Walterton and Elgin Community Homes (WECH). When the option was put to the ballot, the tenants and leaseholders voted overwhelmingly to take over ownership. The council was furious, but powerless to stop the sale.

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