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Guerrilla architects and courtroom fisticuffs: a tale from regeneration’s frontline


If our politicians were really alert - and of sufficient personal integrity - not only would they be pushing to correct the VAT penalty that discriminates against repairing and improving in favour of site clearance and new build, they'd be doing less posturing and more really positive legislating and enabling. Kate Macintosh points to the lessons that can be learnt from the Lewisham self-build housing initiatives, and surely the current Transport for London initiative to build on spare land in framework partnerships with big developers could evolve hand-in-hand with release of 'awkward corners' for Segal-style enterprises, to help address the current scandal of the vast number of younger London residents with little hope of getting onto the breathtakingly expensive housing ladder.

Posted date

12 March, 2016

Posted time

11:32 pm