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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

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