The first part of a two part blog post contributed by Councillor Chas Townley, who chair’s the Housing Committee at Stroud District council  has been published on John Boughton’s Municipal Dreams website today. This first part focuses on the which John describes as a ‘significant contribution to the debate around the significance of a pre-war spurt in council house construction’

The first part focuses on the background to the scheme and the housing crisis then facing the area and the national moves to improve housing standards and develop council housing. As the article explains four of the Council’s processor councils were actively engaged in developing or considering housing schemes across the District, with sites having been purchased at Stroud and Wotton in addition to Dursley. The second part to be published next week focuses more on the Dursley scheme.

https://municipaldreams.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/the-dursley-housing-scheme-1912-part-i-housing-reform-before-1ww/

Photograph of Lower Poole Road which was built as part of the first Council Housing scheme in Stroud District
Photograph of Lower Poole Road which was built as part of the first Council Housing scheme in Stroud District
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