Building more houses – a few truths

There are three myths of unsustainable development (probably more but lets focus on three).

  1. It will create much-needed affordable housing for locals in housing need.
  2. It will create lots of extra jobs
  3. It will create green spaces

Affordable housing – most of the new housing will not be affordable or for local needs. We estimate that 71% of new housing is to accommodate people moving to Cornwall. At current planned rates the population will reach one million by 2100.

Extra jobs most of the jobs referred to in planning proposals are again to accommodate the extra jobseekers (each new house will need one new job). They are not extra jobs to deal with unemployment.

Green spaces odd that building houses creates green spaces when the green space is already there and most of it will disappear under new housing and roads!!


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