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BARKER REVIEW: 'NEW HOMES MUST NOT BE DORMITORY TOWNS'

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Commenting on Kate Barker's interim report: 'Securing our Future Housing Needs'*, shadow secretary of state for loc...
Commenting on Kate Barker's interim report: 'Securing our Future Housing Needs'*, shadow secretary of state for local and devolved government David Curry said: 'Kate Barker has identified a serious under-delivery in terms of housing. We know this is the case.

'We will look hard at her future recommendations but it is important that any attempt to remedy this must be done in the context of creating proper sustainable communities. If we are going to build this housing then it must be accompanied by a major infrastructure - roads, rail, major investment in existing town centres, education, leisure, cultural and health facilities.

'Without adequate infrastructure there is a great danger of creating soulless dormitory towns.'

* See LGCnet.

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