7 July 2017 - London’s Housing Crisis: In the news #002

7 July 2017

• According to Ben Webster in the Times if London copied Paris and replaced existing buildings with low-rise five storey buildings it could create half a million more homes. 
• The Campaign to Protect Rural England report states that low-rise development over schools and commercial buildings would help save the green belt and protected land.
• The report states that there is enough "air space" above existing one and two storey buildings in London to provide at least 500,000 new homes.
• The report urges councils to focus on brownfield sites before moving onto greenfield land.The only ones benefiting from greenfield development are landowners and big housebuilders.

All of the above comments reinforce the WAN Urban Challenge Manifesto.


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