Sunday, 5 February 2017

ConservativeHome: Housing. We need a Macmillan-style drive to build new homes – even if it means loosening the Green Belt

ConservativeHome: Housing. We need a Macmillan-style drive to build new homes – even if it means loosening the Green Belt

by Paul Goodman

"In the aftermath of the Second World War, Macmillan hit his target of building 300,000 houses a year. Now Javid must strain to reach his own. There are big differences between then and now ()not least that a big slice of the former’s homes were council houses for rent). But in one sense there is a similarity – or should be. As Andrew Gimson wrote, in telling the tale of that post-war national effort, Macmillan got unambiguous backing from Churchill, and from the party more widely. We hope Javid gets the same."

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