Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Regional newspapers cotton on

Without new housing, firms will fail, it is claimed

A LEADING Wallingford businessman says hundreds of houses must be built in the town — or firms will go bust and young people will leave. In a broadside to local politicians and pressure groups opposing development in the town, David Bosley, 39, who last year set up the Wallingford Enterprise Centre, said opponents of the new housing developments risked “loving Wallingford to death”. He said he was speaking out because shopkeepers were scared to voice their fears in case it alienated customers. He said: “Development is the lifeblood of a town — it brings money, jobs, commerce, facilities, infrastructure and people. It is extremely irresponsible to be so resistant to this great opportunity.”

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6 thoughts on “Regional newspapers cotton on

  • Curious as to the merit in building more to serve the insatiable thirst for development on the road to nowhere. Some what part of the problem subsequent to 2003, (at the most conservative), as to easily pursue greed and the inflate away our worries by increasing the money supply. Not sustainable, organic or realistic.

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  • Surprised none of you commented on this one.

    It’s about time someone spoke up of the good development can bring instead of bemoaning a field they never knew existed.

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  • The articles with the fewest comments seem to be those which speak for themselves, no comment needed. At least I hope that’s the reason.

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  • Local government has suffered over sixty years of Stalinist, top-down planning diktats, and they are well practised at manning the barricades – as best they can..

    ..now there’s a wind of change, and a right to decide in the air..

    It may take a little time for them to leave their burrows, and come out blinking into the new dawn – but in my own locality there’s already a buzz of excitement, and when someone opined that ‘but we don’t want that, do we..’ they were well taken to task..

    ..the big issue is whether the housing bill will go far enough..

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  • When does it stop though ?

    Ultimately the World population and UK population need to sink .

    More houses and more people is not the long term answer . Better houses more suitable for a radically different future properly planned with transport links is .

    I hope you will not remove my post for being off message .

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  • since when was building houses at inflated values with massive bank debts the route to prosperity? And yes, concreting over the countryside. We need lower prices, not simply more housing.

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