David Renard, LGA housing spokesman and Tory leader of Swindon borough council, said the scheme would be a modern day version of the “home for heroes” house building projects after the world wars. “As the nation comes through the biggest crisis we have faced since the second world war, we owe it to the health, care and other essential public service workers, who have risked their lives to keep the country running, to provide them with affordable, high-quality homes,” Renard said. … [Read more...] about Build 100,000 ‘homes for Covid-19 heroes’, say UK council leaders
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Savills suggests an initial dip in housebuilding will be caused by social distancing on building sites. Further decreases will then be triggered by reduced demand for market sale homes. The stalling of housebuilding could also result in the loss of 116,000 construction jobs could by 2020-21, it predicts. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus slump could delay building of 300,000 homes
“For the majority of people fur is something they might find in a box in granny’s attic but it has no place in contemporary wardrobes, and this poll clearly reflects the collective revulsion that the public has for the trade. It’s a no-brainer. … [Read more...] about Ricky Gervais slams UK’s fur trade ‘hypocrisy’ as foxes ‘beaten or electrocuted’
Now, Animal Welfare Minister Lord Goldsmith, who called the trade “one of the grimmest of human activities” in 2018, has said the Government is “very keen” to take action once our relationship with the EU is established. … [Read more...] about Government signals drive to crackdown on imports in fur trade war
There’s another meaning to “environment”, which describes personal rather than global surroundings. In this respect, it’s a bit of mystery why towers are thought desirable: you typically progress from a windy and inhospitable plaza to a soulless lobby, to a long lift ride, to another lobby, to a flat that has to be fortified and sealed against strong winds, to a balcony (if you’re lucky) with a similarly embattled relationship to nature. Good design can mitigate at least some of these deficiencies, but good design is weirdly hard to find in new tall buildings. … [Read more...] about Wasteful, damaging and outmoded: is it time to stop building skyscrapers?