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13 days to go…
 
Housing situation in England…
 
Thecredit crunchmeans that home ownership remainsout of reach for many, largely because it is getting harder to secure mortgages
Therate of house buildinghas not kept pace with rapidlyincreasing demand, this has led to steep house pricerises.
Over the last ten years, the cost of the average home inEngland has tripled to more than £200,000. This has leftmostfirst-time buyers priced out of the market.
There isno longer enough social housingfor those whoneed it most.
People are struggling to meet housing costs and, insome cases, are at severe risk of homelessness
 
 
The housing minister, CarolineFlint, said the new townswould help to
tackle climatechange
, as well as
providing affordable newhousing.
"
We have a housing shortage in this country and that's why we need to build more homes," she told BBC News 24."But we also need to think about sustainable  homes in sustainable   communities 
.“ 
 
 
Eco Towns…
a potentialsolution?

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