Tag Archives: Rural Housing

‘The ideal of walkable urbanism’

The second high street on the Academy of Urbanism’s short list for ‘Great Street 2014’ is North Street in Bristol is located south of the river and the city centre in Southville.   Originally an industrial district, accommodating a coal mine and large warehouses for the tobacco industry, and small terraced houses for workers in […]

A Most Depressing Sight

As I left home this morning, I turned the corner to see that the developers have commenced clearing a site for which they have outline planning permission only.  My stance will always be that arable land should never make way for building new houses in anything other than extremely desperate situations (which this is not), […]

The shortest list…. for now.

As Gordon Brown announced a shorter list of sites approved for the Government’s eco-town scheme than expected yesterday, many campaigners across the country were breathing a sigh of relief. Whilst the Government’s approved list contained ten sites, others have been nominated either by councils, developers or landowners. Yesterday, the final day of work before Parliament […]

Save our Villages

The National Housing Federation has a new campaign: to Save our Villages. By publicising the prospect that up to 650 country pubs and 400 village shops could close over the next year they intend to highlight the lack of affordable housing in rural areas, and in turn affect local authority planning decisions that they feel […]