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Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 13:32:10 +0100 (BST)
From: "SchNEWS" (
Subject: SchNEWS 227, Friday 10th September 1999

HOME IN ONE - HBF Golf Tournament disrupted

On Monday people tee'd off with the House Builders Federation (HBF) obsession with covering the countryside in small boxes, disrupted their annual golf tournament in Chepstow. Members of URGENT and the Land Is Ours erected a low-impact eco-dwelling at the 18th hole.

A spokesperson commented, "It is clear that the HBF and their friends are determined to profit from rapid private development of vast tracts of land whatever the social and environmental costs. The sort of homes we should be building for the future need to be affordable, well-designed and sustainable - not the sort of executive homes for commuters and their cars that are being built all over the countryside."

The HBF is the house building lobby group. Their new Chief Executive is Stuart Hill, who rather conveniently moved from his former post of Chief Executive at the HM Land Registry to take on the job.

URGENT, Box HN, 111 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RQ
Tel: 01865 794800

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