Industry in the suburbs

July 4, 2008

Evidence of the tensions between pressures for more housing and the need for local work has come to light in this week’s Borehamwood Times, which reports that Borehamwood’s “oldest industrial estate” will be replaced by new flats. Although the council claims it will consider relocating the workshops, this news suggests a lack of foresight regarding the need to provide local jobs – and particularly – the need to provide locally accessible training for people with low skills.

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