Many Fear UK Housing Plan Will Create Sprawl

<p>A severe housing shortage is facing England, but some fear sprawl will result from a government plan to build 3 million homes by 2020.</p>
August 29, 2007, 1pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"Government plans to build three million new homes by 2020 will create an "unsustainable urban sprawl", the Tories have warned."

"'His own government officials are planning to let rip with the concrete mixer and add to unsustainable urban sprawl,' Shadow planning minister Jacqui Lait said of new Prime Minister Gordon Brown."

"She added: 'Local residents will be powerless to stop the unelected bureaucrats building the sink estates of the 21st century.'"

"The Financial Times newspaper reported that the Government Office for the South East had set a target of building up to 38,000 new houses annually, in line with last month's Housing Green Paper."

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Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 in BBC
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