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Affordable Housing Voted Biggest Countryside Prob.

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Report on right now on lack of affordable housing.

'The greatest threat to the british countryside is the lack of affordable housing"

This is the 20th year aniversary of the program & viewers were polled as to what they thought was the biggest threat to the countryside in the next 20 yrs.

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Its not affordable because the houses are too expensive......simple!

Why don't these programes address the real issue?

It seems they dare not mention the simple fact that the houses are overvalued.....!

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Bloody Wayne Hemingway "we should get back to council housing". Oh great more ghettos of putting the poor and destitute in one big estate. Its not perfect, but at least todays requirements for private developers to include a degree of social housing scatter people around a bit rather than putting them in places guaranteed to turn to slums.

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Lack of affordable housing is not new, they even said this on Countryfile. Has there ever been a time when local people in low-paid work have been able to afford to buy a house in their locality? Houses should be more affordable, I agree, and prices are coming down in many cases, but not enough to make much difference to many low-paid workers.

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Farming families have no problem in finding affordable housing. They take a bit of their land, build a house on it, live in it for about 3 years and then flog it on for a huge profit... Then they take another bit of their land and...

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'The greatest threat to the british countryside is the lack of affordable housing"

This is the 20th year aniversary of the program & viewers were polled as to what they thought was the biggest threat to the countryside in the next 20 yrs.

That't the whole point isn't it? It's the fewness of houses that makes it "countryside".

If you covered it over with cheap houses for agricultural workers etc. it would cease to be countryside.

Living in the countryside is highly desirable. You can't expect to afford it on average money surely?

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That't the whole point isn't it? It's the fewness of houses that makes it "countryside".

If you covered it over with cheap houses for agricultural workers etc. it would cease to be countryside.

Living in the countryside is highly desirable. You can't expect to afford it on average money surely?

I think (watched it, not intensely though) they were comparing rural concerns with urban concerns. For both groups, affordable housing was the biggest concern.

I guess its different for different areas. I live in the countryside, but its not very picturesque countryside, so there isnt much 2nd home ownership.

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