We cannot continue to create buildings that generate emissions and by consequence contaminate the land as well as the people who live there. Sustainable development means efficient use of land, reduced or zero emissions and less pollution without harming the environment, which would effect future generations.
We continue to destroy the lungs of the Earth in the name of development. Deliberately harming the earth and future generations by taking land and habitat. How does that make sense? Will we carry on using green belt and taking more from nature or will we use all of our resources more effectively including land? Since 1938 we have taken more and more land from the green belt and all the towns have spread out like a cancer.
Surely we have to use our resources more wisely, don’t we?
Will we make more effective use of previously developed land and yes also accept that tomorrow’s generation won’t all get houses with gardens and many will initially live in flats.
We may have to accept that if we can’t continue to spread out and keep taking from nature that we need to build higher rise buildings in the UK towns and look at solutions.
It really is that simple. Keep with the same policy and not build enough homes and keep spreading out, with cars parked on the streets OR build higher and build underground car parks for all cars keeping the roads clear?
Do we build energy inefficient buildings which continue to produce emissions and kill by consequence or do we build emission free buildings which are cheaper on energy and save lives?