TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT THE GREATEST FANTACY
This is an interesting article on Labour’s regeneration strategy. Here Heatherley is arguing that Labours approach was adopted to bring about social and democratic goals, but the problem was that in the most part bringing affluent people into city centres never worked. He doesn’t really explain why, except that he does point that where mixed houses were built, they were expensive and in large part exclusive.
He explains the current governments approach as ‘obvious’ because regeneration was never their territory and there approach to reviving inner cities, suburbs and villages is to relax the planning law and to hope for the best that construction companies will build mixed housing for all….lets see how that pans out!