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Thursday, 29 January 2009

Council to build houses of straw

The article that appears on the BBC website about a Council that is to build houses of straw is of great interest to me on several counts.

The Council involved is the North Kesteven District Council in Lincolnshire, and the villages where the proposed houses are to be built are close to the village my wife and I lived in before moving to Spain, and still have roots.

As an environmentalist the concept of the method of construction appeals to me because of the many all-round benefits to the environment.

The provision of economically viable social housing is essential. It is very important in rural areas where wage levels are well below the national average rate and affordable housing is in short supply.

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