Thanks to the Englishman for this. We have happily not heard much about ecotowns for a few weeks, perhaps because the State is bust, and does not want to remind its rather worse kinds of attack-dogs about the Mordor-style projects that it had promised were in store for us, and which means that private-sector builders with white vans will have to be given money…. I mean, er, how gross and repulsive that is.
But this reminds me of Huyton, about 20 miles away south of us. It was built more than 4o years ago: so why are they trying to resurrect the idea now, since it failed?
Please remember that it was also Harold Wilson’s constiuency.