Friday, September 2, 2011
NIMBYs on the warpath
Warning over rural planning law shake-up which will allow developers to 'concrete over the countryside'
I left the following comment: "The simple fact is, even if we allowed 250,000 houses to be built every year for the next twenty-five years, it would use up less than 1% of the surface area of the UK (or less than one-tenth of land currently designated Hallowed Green Belt). So the lives of the under-40s are being ruined in order to keep house prices as high as possible, using the foul excuse that this is being done to protect a relatively tiny sliver of land. And anybody who knows about economics and agriculture knows that 'food security' is not an issue, we are in fact more or less self-sufficient in food and could easily produce a surplus."