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Restoration of terraced housing

A report into a Government proposal to demolish tens of thousands of terraced homes stretching from Liverpool to Newcastle. Terraced housing was introduced to London through the creation of Georgian squares. The idea was then used to satisfy the requirement for mass housing resulting from industrialisation. Tens of thousands of northern terraced homes now lie empty and this report challenges a Government proposal to demolish many of these terraces and instead build modern housing. Marcus Binney of the conservation group SAVE Britain's Heritage argues they should be saved, modernised and made liveable. This idea is supported by Tom Bloxham from commercial developer 'Urban Splash' who is renovating a small number, turning them into modern and sought-after homes.

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