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12/06/2015

What kind of housing do we need?

Housing types

Detached family homes with gardens or compact apartments for singletons? David Blackman considers what kind of housing Britain needs

The late Sixties saw an explosion of interest in communal living as a generation of younger people dropped out, rejecting the hallowed notion that the ‘Englishman’s home is his castle’.But the idea never really took off. By the late 1970s, home ownership was back in vogue as council tenants’ right to buy became the flagship policy of Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government.Since then,........
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