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Time to free the land and raise the density

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Has the moment come when those of us who have been saying for years that the potential in cities for much more development of homes than is taking place will be proved right?

It was encouraging to hear of rail commuters moving into towns and cities so they could walk to work. They could also be close to their parents etc. The essential issue is the agreement to raise densities. Without this, the unused small sites owned by local authorities will not be freed. It is essential that this land is freed for development at a reasonable cost. In London about 150,000-200,000 homes could be built on these sites.

It is good to be seemingly right but it isn't much good if local authority planners are unwilling to find ways of raising the density.

Richard Burton, Ahrends Burton and Koralek

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