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How to get a house

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5. How to get a house

Everybody knows we urgently need to build more homes, but how, when and where will this happen? WORLDbytes interviewed Ian Abley, an architect and manager of Audacity at the plotlands in Dunton, Essex where from the 1920s East End working class couples built cheap homes themselves. Could we do this now? Ian Abley argues we should collectively break the Town & Country Planning law of 1947 which made buying and building on redundant farmland, like the plotlands, illegal.

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SisterG said:

Interesting idea I’d be up for get a group together to buy a plot of redundant farmland and building on it…hmm seriously worth thinking about good stuff