Straw houses

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Given the UK brick making industry was practically wiped out due to laissez faire economic policies during the late 1970s and early 1980s, it begs the question as to where all the bricks and mortar are to come from over what timescale to satisfy the proposed housebuilding plans recently announced by the Conservatives and New Labour parties?

Is there to be a boost to such manufacturing capacity in this country? Or are we to witness a flood of imports to the detriment of the balance of payments and the final cost of any new housing? Or maybe alternative building materials are envisioned? Such as building houses made of straw for example?

Just a thought.

Michael Parker

Robertshaw Crescent, Deepcar, S36