Call for Housing Policy Changes
The Government has been warned that its policies are adding to the growing crisis of housing in the countryside.
The warning from Mark Hudson, president of the Country Land and Business Association, came as the CLA published its Housing the Rural Economy report yesterday.
Mr Hudson, who farms in Ruthin, said the basic needs of rural communities for local housing had been forgotten in the Government's top-down approach to housing demand.
'Local authorities are struggling to reach affordable rural housing targets whilst large-scale developments on the edges of towns are allowed to take precedence over small, sympathetic housing schemes that allow villages to …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Call for Housing Policy Changes. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: February 10, 2004. Page number: 6. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.