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How to meet the need for more housing without environmental damage

Castle Debates

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 from 09:00 to 11:30 (GMT)

How to meet the need for more housing without environme...

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With the UK's population growing at more than 400,000 per annum and set to reach 73,700,000 by 2037 (ref: Office for National Statistics), our need for more housing and associated infrastructure (roads, schools, hospitals, employment etc.) is becoming acute. To accommodate these growing numbers the UK needs to build an additional 4,000,000 new homes by 2037, increasing our current housing stock from 26,500,000 to 30,500,000. Will the UK's natural environment be adequately protected against housing and infrastructure development? Will the new homes be affordable? Will the quality of life of millions of people be unduly affected by urban congestion, poor air quality and other environmental problems associated with over-development, especially in crowded areas of the country such as the SE of England, parts of the Midlands and the M62 corridor? 



Stephen Sykes, Partner Castle Debates, will consider the housing challenges facing the country and propose some deliverable solutions, especially to make better use of brownfield sites. 


John Pugh-Smith, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers.

Third speaker TBC

Organised by Pamela Castle and Sykes Environmental.
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016 from 09:00 to 11:30 (GMT)

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Castle Debates

Castle Debates - highlighting environmental science, law and policy.

  • Our aim is to disseminate objective factual information to anyone wishing to understand the major environmental challenges of our times  
  • We convene a panel of leading experts to explain the science, law and public policy underpinning environmental issues  
  • We provide an independent and impartial platform for environmental debates in the UK  
  • Our debates take place in London – they are free to attend, open to all and available to download on this website  

Our morning Debates are held on an approximately monthly basis in London in association with Sykes Environmental

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