George Clarke

There is a dangerous shortage of affordable housing in this country for council tenants, for private rent and for sale which means people from all walks of life have to go to dramatic extremes to survive.
This week offers a chance to celebrate the progress made in bringing some of Britain's 710,000 empty homes back into use. Unfortunately, there is also reason to fear some of those responsible for 'regenerating' our towns and cities remain overly-fond of bulldozers and land-banking deals with developers.