If we are to have new housing, Transition Town Letchworth would like the houses constructed to be as energy efficient as possible and we want to see developments that re-enforce community and a low carbon lifestyle.
But how do you have affordable homes, with reasonably sized gardens when land is so expensive? Its a challenge! Take a look at the Barretts consultation on the GE King site on Blackhorse Road (photo above); how does this compare to your vision for a 'garden city' development?
Perhaps its time for Letchworth to lead the way again. What was clear from the meeting is the town is full of ideas and expertise, so is it time to come together and produce our vision for how to extend a garden city? For example, could co-housing, where people have their own home but also some shared garden areas, provide a way to give people access to larger green spaces?...
The meeting ended with a comment that we need to look not only at new housing but we should be improving the energy efficiency of our existing homes. TTL have a series of talks to address this and at our Home Energy Improvers group meetings on Monday nights, we will be sharing learning on a variety of topics. See our calendar for more details. All are welcome to join us at Mrs Howard Hall from 7:30pm.