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They don't understand what the housing problem is

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KittytheLearnerCook

KittytheLearnerCook Report 12 Apr 2013 10:54

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_control_in_England_and_Wales

Read this Terry, it might give you a slightly more balanced view pehaps :-)

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 12 Apr 2013 11:01

One of the Chancellor decisions to boost growth was to confirm the go ahead for the high speed rail network, the first phase is estimated to cost in excess of £15 billion pounds with the overall cost estimated to come in at around about £30 billion pounds.

Suffice to say history shows how reliance can be placed on previous estimates for these large infrastructure projects.

My own thoughts on how to deal with the serious shortage of affordable housing are, rather than commit up to £30 billion pounds on this project, I would have preferred to have seen it spent, on building houses and schools, this I think would have produced growth more quickly, by creating jobs which would have increased consumer spending and provided much needed revenue for the government.

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 12 Apr 2013 14:02

The high speed rail is already meeting resistance from residence who will be affected and no doubt the same resistance will come from any future housing developments which includes Social housing, The government have already changed and are constantly looking at planning laws to try and help developers which has also met fierce resistance from various quarters. both would help re balance the so called north south divide whilst dealing with the housing shortage? but with any development you need infrastructure in place before you can proceed and the High speed Rail network will be part of that infrastructure along with other services such as Gas, Electric, Water supplies

Roy

Merlin

Merlin Report 12 Apr 2013 14:10

£30 Billion pounds seems a hell of a lot of money just to shave twenty mins off a rail journey.