The Times has interviewed Dr Mark Clapson, Professor of Social and Urban History at the University of Westminster, about townhouses.

The resulting article explores the history of townhouses and suggests that they are back in favour with planners and buyers as they provide space through their multiple floors and yet they have a small footprint.

Talking to the Times, Dr Mark Clapson commented: “There is no one piece of legislation that’s changing things, but there is a drive towards more family housing.”

He added: “I think it’s going to be a bit of a postcode lottery, though. Some planners will concentrate only on brownfield sites, but I remain convinced that we need to build on the greenbelt so that we can build houses rather than flats – and enough of them.”

Read the full article in The Times.

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