TRADITION IS NOT ENGAGED IN AN 'UNHOLY ALLIANCE'..
Thank you very much for your coverage of our 'unholy alliance' with the British Federation of Home Builders to improve the quality of life for people in new housing ( ajplus 31.01.07).
While I rely on the AJ for humour and vitriol, I also expect you to get the facts straight - and so I must correct the misapprehensions readers may have. The Prince's Foundation has not been appointed to build huge swathes of housing - we are merely embarking on a recognition scheme to mark progress by home builders in the delivery of more liveable communities.
We found many schemes - both traditional and contemporary - designed by major builders now incorporate safe and walkable streets, mixed-use and mixed-income developments, environmental safeguards and were designed around the neighbourhood unit. If these are the products of an 'unholy alliance', I should think British home buyers would be glad of it.
Hank Dittmar, chief executive, Prince's Foundation