Housing targets still too high
18 Dec 2000
Commenting on the Government's decision to insist on 39,000 new houses a year being built in the South East, Sir George said this was far higher than the figure proposed by the elected representatives of people in the South East.
"The local authorities proposed 33,000 a year; the Government have said 39,000 a year for five years and then 43,000. Whitehall has ridden roughshod over local people, and their error will perpetuate the decline of our inner cities, encouraging families and the highly skilled to leave. It will also mean the loss of precious green fields in Hampshire."
 
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