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Build homes regardless of what the nimbys say


Few charities in Britain have a deeper or more beneficial impact on public policy than Shelter, which works with the homeless.

A consensus is emerging around the fact that housing is one of the great issues of our time. Amol wrote about it for this site and in the Evening Standard too.

Nick Cohen wrote rather well about it for the Spectator too.

In a rather brilliant post on Shelter's website, Adam Terry absolutely nails the issue of nimbyist obstruction to house-building.

He points that while 80 per cent of people think there is a national housing crisis, only 45 per cent think there is a crisis in their local area.

Anyone interested in the issue of housing - which should mean all of us - would do well to read his post.