Stroud CLP Chair Gemma Jerome is hosting the Stroud launch of Labour’s Land for the Many Report on 11th July
Where: Stroud Brewery
When: Thursday 11th July at 7.30pm
A new report, Land for the Many: Changing the way our fundamental asset is used, aims to ‘put land where it belongs: at the heart of political debate and discussion’, and proposes ‘radical but practical changes in the way land in the UK is used and governed’ for the common good.
Join report co-authors Robin Grey and Anna Powell-Smith for the Stroud launch of the Land for the Many Report on 11th July at 7.30 pm at Stroud Brewery. Robin and Anna will lead a discussion to consider how the report’s findings can help us answer difficult land questions including: how land ownership and control in the UK has led to soaring inequality and exclusion, soaring rent costs and no hope of home ownership for many young people, the collapse of wildlife and ecosystems, repeated financial crises, and the loss of public space.
The evening will then focus on local issues and working together to explore local solutions for Stroud and Gloucestershire. Dr Gemma Jerome, a Stroud-based environmental planner says, ‘We will use the report’s recommendations to begin to answer urgent questions: how do we build truly affordable housing, how do we support communities to provide their own homes, how do we repurpose empty properties (e.g. Tricorn House), how do we respond to the homelessness crisis, and perhaps most importantly, how do we protect nature and all the benefits it provides us, including food, health and wellbeing, protection from flooding and protection from the worst impacts of climate breakdown?’