Kickstart gets a kicking from Fraser
April 20 2010
Writing on BD online Fraser accused the public money bail out of developers as serving merely to bring “diddy-boxes, car-dependent and decorated by gob-ons” and “urban-lumpen flats” back from the dead.
Though Scotland’s approach is likely to differ Fraser railed: “While I take it that Scotland’s response will be a bit fluffier, with some less-profit bits, the point remains: if government borrows money on behalf of the community it should invest it with the community’s interest put first, not the housebuilders’. This means public homes — council housing — properly commissioned, and designed by our best architects with the full involvement of the communities they are to build for.”
The Scottish Government insists that they will not subsidise poor quality homes but that adoption of Scottish building regulations is only “likely.”
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