If Britain does build a million homes, let’s not make a million more people lonely | Pragya Agarwal

By Pragya Agarwal

The budget pledge on housing is good news. But as I realised on moving to the UK from India, it must be designed to increase community, not isolation

The chancellor has pledged to fix the UK's “broken housing market”. The investment he announced in this week's budget – which included £15.3bn of new funding – is meant to deliver at least 300,000 more houses by the 2020s. He has also pledged to deliver five new garden towns by 2050 which would mean almost a million more houses.

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