CPRE logoCPRE SLAMS ECO-TOWNS, FLINT:
"we now believe we have been led astray"
"promises that eco-towns will address the lack of affordable rural housing are flawed:"
[1]

Marina Pacheco, Head of Planning, CPRE said:
‘We strongly support affordable housing in the countryside and have done considerable research on the topic. We support the Rural Affordable Housing Commission’s call for 7,700 affordable social rented homes to be provided in rural areas [3]. Far from perpetuating myths, we are seriously engaging with the debate over new housing. We would love to speak to Caroline Flint in person about our concerns. Unfortunately, we’ve written to her requesting a meeting on more than one occasion over the past six months, but have yet to receive a response.’

Eco-Towns: Government should go back to the drawing board (Campaign to Protect Rural England, 30th June, 2008)
We are ready to talk Minister, are you? (Campaign to Protect Rural England, 30th June, 2008)

[1] recent evidence from Warwickshire County Council show that the average house price in the proposed Middle Quinton eco-town would be an unaffordable £300,000.

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