Simon Child comments on the results of the 2017 General Election



The general election results have surprised the nation this morning, with a hung parliament and anticipation from across the industry as to what will happen next. Read Simon Child's thoughts on this outcome - particularly how it will affect the housing design industry - below: 

Simon Child, director at CGL, comments: “Perhaps the clearest sign from this election is dissatisfaction with the last government on a range of issues, the sign of a weak government with a small majority. Everyone who works in the built environment is aware of the rapid improvements needed to develop our communities and economy, whether urban or rural. Two of the many themes all parties agreed on were the desperate need for more housing and preventative health measures. The best outcome of this hung parliament must be some form of coalition to push forward a rapid, diverse and collaborative housebuilding programme, as well as better transport infrastructure to connect communities and improve air quality.”



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