Timmy elsewhereJune 25, 2014 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere6 CommentsAt the ASI. George Monbiot seems to believe that free planning systems encourage housing booms. What? previousBecause prohibition works so well, eh?nextDanny Alexander’s telling porkies here 6 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” bloke (not) in spain June 25, 2014 at 8:27 am Place I was at in Valencia, last month, there’s a whole town plan laid out on the coast. Streets, roundabouts, streetlighting, car-parks with all the parking spaces neatly painted. Been like that the past 5 years, to my knowledge. It’s almost entirely empty plots, apart from the frames of a couple of apartment blocks abandoned & rusting in the sun. It doesn’t seem to be evidence of a lack of planning. More like an excess of planning. ProgContra June 25, 2014 at 8:51 am Tim, you’re letting facts get in the way of emotion… Monbiot and his ilk are the most conservative bunch you will ever find and for them it’s intentions that count, not outcomes. And the intentions of planners are always, be definition, pristine. Ljh June 25, 2014 at 9:37 am He doesn’t like houses, except for his cottage in Wales. For the rest of us we should live in harmony with nature, sackcloth, tents, woad, hunting and gathering. tomsmith June 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm Just gathering probably..you think he would permit hunting?? Surreptitious Evil June 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm .you think he would permit hunting? What is the season for Bullingdon Club members? Van_Patten June 26, 2014 at 6:43 pm I loved the Monbiot link – not a word about the impact of immigration on his ‘green and pleasant land’ – if you want to import 200,000 per year to ‘rub the right’s nose in diversity’ you may just have to build somewhere for them to live. Furthermore, both he and Murphy have the same end goal – the Courageous State decides where you live and allocates your housing as the issue is ‘outside the market’s remit’. Of course, as both were exceedingly important ‘experts’ they would be permitted first dibs, whilst the rest of use take what we’re given. And, of course the whole thing is ‘nothing to do with communism’ as both are ‘in favor of democracy’ so long as the voters vote in ‘their own best interests’ and ‘those of civil society’ – loosely defined as whatever either of these notoriously idiotic people believe…. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.