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But none of this is new. The development of Highlands Village has led to 50% expansion of the three nearest primary schools and twice daily congestion on World's End Lane.
Yet there's a problem here for any decent person. The population of our country (and our borough) is increasing through both births and migration whilst the building of houses and flats has slumped. With incomes falling and inequality increasing houses and flats are unaffordable to many young people. We need a lot more homes and they have to go somewhere!
A Green government (I can dream, can't I?) would address this problem by house building, personal taxation, the Living Wage and other policies, yet a long-term solution requires action on population as well (which brings me back to my previous theme!)
First published in the EGP members newsletter, May 2013
Published and promoted by Bill Linton for Enfield Green Party, both at 39A Fox Lane, London N13 4AJ