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Planning Minister: Own house and garden a 'moral right'

Nick Boles has told BBC Newsnight that people have a "moral right to own a house and garden".

The Planning Minister was discussing how to address the chronic housing shortage in England alongside Peter Redfern of house-builders Taylor Wimpey, residents' rights campaigner Maria Bennett and designer Wayne Hemingway.

Boles said building on another 2-3% of the land in England - bringing the total to about 12% - would "solve the housing problem."

  • 29 Nov 2012