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Reader’s comment: A housing shortage? No, a people surplus


In response to Caroline ffiske: How our Soviet-style planning system makes the housing shortage worse,

David wrote:

We don’t have a housing shortage, but an overpopulation crisis due to unending immigration. Already far, far too much of our beautiful and valuable food-producing rural lowland has been lost to excessive and overly rapid growth which has destroyed so much that is precious. Both our man-made infrastructure and our natural systems are groaning under the excessive load of people.

Certainly the Town Planning system, like all government systems, needs improving including stripping out the plethora of unnecessary add-ons we’ve been forced to graft on to our national laws by the EU. But without most careful control and land budgeting, we’d make it a developers’ paradise, and what remains of the beauty of both town and countryside on this tiny island will be utterly despoiled within two decades.

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