chapter  8
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Creating socially mixed communities

The pioneers of council housing did not intend that only poor people would live in new housing estates. On the contrary, they argued strongly against it. The Tudor Walters Committee advised:

It is generally agreed that to cover large areas with homes, all of one size, and likely to be occupied by only one type of tenant, unrelieved by any other types of dwelling occupied by different classes of society, is most undesirable.1