Monday, December 1, 2008

One, single Communist body to save the day.

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I am delighted to inform you that today sees the launch of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) as England's single housing and regeneration body. Our remit is simple; to create opportunity for people to live, work and enjoy life in places that they desire and that they can afford. The HCA brings together all the activities of English Partnerships and the Academy for Sustainable Communities, the investment functions of the Housing Corporation and the delivery responsibility of most of CLG's growth and renewal programmes. More on the fold (I got this via e-mail).

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  • planning4acrash says:

    Dear Colleague

    Homes and Communities Agency launches today

    I am delighted to inform you that today sees the launch of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) as England’s single housing and regeneration body. Our remit is simple; to create opportunity for people to live, work and enjoy life in places that they desire and that they can afford.

    The HCA brings together all the activities of English Partnerships and the Academy for Sustainable Communities, the investment functions of the Housing Corporation and the delivery responsibility of most of CLG’s growth and renewal programmes.

    The new agency will be much greater than the sum of its parts. Working closely with our stakeholders in the regions, we will combine land and investment to address our growth, renewal, affordability and sustainability needs, right at the local level.

    Throughout our entire operation, we will champion and enforce rigorous design and quality standards. This will ensure the creation of high quality homes in safe and attractive surroundings, well-served by infrastructure, amenities and open green space. We will help generate thriving communities and affordable homes across the country.

    Hitting the ground running

    This is an exciting and challenging time for any of us operating in this industry today and now that the new agency is underway, we have four very clear priorities:
    Ensuring the ongoing delivery of existing projects and programmes
    Working with our partners in government and in the industry to develop a successful response to the credit crunch
    Transforming the organisation and bedding in our new ways of working
    Introducing and developing the Single Conversation, the HCA’s new business model

    We want to work with our stakeholders very closely to develop successful housing and regeneration strategies in every English region and we look forward to talking to you in the coming weeks and months about developing the Single Conversation in your area.

    Today sees the launch of our website homesandcommunities.co.uk where you can find out more about the HCA and our work in your area. Please also ensure you subscribe to the email newsletter to receive regular updates.

    Best wishes

    Sir Bob Kerslake
    Chief Executive

    HCA London, 110 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA

    HCA Warrington, Arpley House, 110 Birchwood Boulevard, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7QH

    0300 1234 500
    [email protected]

    VAT no: 941 6200 50

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  • planning4acrash says:

    No chance of a tax cut, and allowing the market to adjust to affordable prices then? But seriously, we are headed to a Communist situation where each sector of the e(con)omy is run by a behemoth from Whitehall. We all slept walked into tyranny I’m afraid. Corporate monopolies were one thing. Government monopolies are sumfin else. Expect queues for housing as long as the queues at the “People’s Post Office”.

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  • little professor says:

    Capitalism is the disease.

    Socialism is the answer.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    little Prof, are you serious?! It was crony capitalism, the legalization of fraudulent derivatives in the mid 1990’s and central banking that caused this, that is not capitalism, we are seeing a mutated form of the mercantilism that fuelled the British Empire, on steroids.

    Capitalism has NO inflation, because it requires protection of property rights and inflation is theft of property. Therefore, true capitalism would have a steady flow of business start ups and failures, and would not have a business cycle such as this: Please Prof, listen to this 15min audio file Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle

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  • @little professor

    Please stop baiting P4AC. That is a cruel thing to do.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    Not really, I like a chance to spread some info. Quiet Guy, I am still in the 1% minority of Brits who is against socialism.

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  • Larry Pickleman says:

    neither of you are right. Whilst capitalism has allowed and promoted the industrial and technological advances that socialism would have stunted, it is socialism that needs to reign in the inevitably unfair wild flower spread of superficial derivatives of such advances. Once/if this so called “redistributing” is complete, then capitalism can and will justifiably return. and on and on…

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  • I have no doubt that everyone in the country would like to “live,work and enjoy life in places that they desire and that they can afford”. Without wishing to sound ungrateful for this latest NuLab initiative, imho the best way to achieve this would be for them to leave us alone to get on with it ourselves.

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  • “enjoy life in places that they desire and that they can afford.”…………are these people living in the UK? Affordable and desireable are not often found together in this great sceptered Isle, not anymore at least.

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  • little professor says:

    I was only joking, p4ac 🙂

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  • The last 10 years have seen capitalism at its worst, with private monopolies all around us. The previous 20 years have seen socialism at its worst with public monopolies. let’s hope the next generation will see the triumph of liberalism, devoid of gree and monopolies. Somewhat I doubt about it.

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