Ghetto housing is a public failure – Reynolds

Ghetto estates and a lack of affordable housing is a failure of public policy, according to Dame Fiona Reynolds, master of Emmanuel College Cambridge former director-general of the National Trust.

“If we really want to house people who can’t afford to buy, then we need to find a way of using public resources and building differently,” she said at EG’s Peter Wilson Lecture, given in memory of the former owner of EG, which was hosted by Fitzwilliam College Cambridge and supported by Savills.

Reynolds said private housebuilders had tried to compensate for the dearth of public housing.