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Grown-up discussion

Damian White
Damian White
Leader, Havering Council
Covid19: Ask of Government ● June 19, 2020

Specifically in relation to the delivery of housing, we need a more grown-up discussion and debate in this country about how we are able to provide the amount of accommodation that is needed. I’ve long felt that this top-down approach of the Government – “we need you to deliver 300,000 units a year” – forcing councils to achieve that through the local plan process, effectively pushing them to deliver ever-increasing density, is not the right approach.


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