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Using Moorfoot for social housing has the potential to turn it into a slum in the fullness of time.Check out Valerie Bayliss -who like me -worked in it - comments in the Star.

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Why is Britain so addicted to bricks and mortar? Canada and many Scandinavian countries build well insulated, pre-fabricated homes that are comfortable and cheap to run. My house on Chelsea Road came on a lorry from Canada in 1970 and is still a great house to live in. My solution? Put a factory on the Norton aerodrome site to build pre-fabricated houses on the rest of the site and move it when the site is complete! Room for a school and community health centre plus it's close to the tram network. What's nit to like? I know it's home to wildlife etc. but surely it would be better than random infil building where there is inadequate infrastructure. Think big, think bold. I've lived on council estates three times in the past and they were great places in which to grow up.

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John - thanks for putting forward your side of the argument.

Cheers

Ron

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