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These occasional events are designed for interested citizens and members of the public, who are concerned with quality of life in the urban environment. At each salon we will hear from a provocative speaker about their current work. The discussion will then be open to our guests. Light refreshments will be available. The series starts on Tuesday 25th October with David Wilcox on community engagement. The Civic Trust has criticised the government’s position in its response to the Planning for Housing Provision consultation.

The Trust does not believe that the proposals in the consultation paper will achieve the stated objective of giving everyone the opportunity of an affordable, decent home in a community where they want to live and work. Housing is constrained by the limited supply of land and new developments by their environmental impact (which is recognised in PPS1). It can’t be treated like washing machines or domestic products. It is a glaring gap that the consultation paper does not deal with rented accommodation. Many people can never afford to buy a home, some have to wait for some years to do so, and others do not want the long-term liability of a mortgage.

The assertion that the current housing shortage can be blamed on the planning system is not backed up by the evidence. There must be recognition of the role of the private sector in holding back development. If the intention of using brownfield land and the protection of Green Belt is to be maintained, the Government must recognise that there will be an increase in urban density. Increased urban densities can be achieved without the need for a dramatic increase in high-rise building.

The paper’s recommendations do not provide a good basis to plan for housing. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in Heritage Open Days 2005 (8-11 September), England’s largest celebration of architecture and culture, with more than 3,000 properties of every style and function opening their doors free of charge. From Kent to Cumbria, visitors of all age groups and backgrounds took advantage of the annual event that invites the public to discover something new and different about their towns, cities and villages. More than 26,000 volunteers were working over the four days to open properties which are not normally accessible to the public, to guide tours, give talks, demonstrate their skills and welcome visitors. More Details Click Here : Valuations SA