A Better Way

This is a set of principles created to give a voice to the many rural communities facing the imposition – via district local plans – of large-scale, land hungry, low-density housing developments.

These principles are supported by a coalition of action groups who, while recognising the need for growth and new housing, believe there is a better way of achieving the Government’s housing objectives. We realise there is no easy or perfect solution; however wholesale destruction of landscape and valuable farmland risks a legacy of urbanization that benefits no one.

The Future Spaces Foundation puts it well:

“As a nation, we are in danger of sleepwalking into policies that will exacerbate the current crisis of housing availability, suitability and affordability, not to mention the irreversible environmental impact that will have dangerous and damaging consequences for generations to come.”