Thursday, 22 August 2013

'Communities minister Don Foster on Tuesday failed to back calls for a crackdown on "rabbit hutch" house building which has seen the size of new homes shrink by almost half since the 1920s.
In a much-anticipated consultation paper, Foster said he would seek views from industry and others, but dashed campaigners' hopes that the government would come out in favour of new minimum space standards for new homes.
"The degree to which space standards should be developed or mandated is hotly contested and views for and against are very polarised," the paper said. "The government does not have a preferred approach on space standards at this time."'

Agenda 21 - The city of 2050