Gordon Brown calls For Eco-Towns
May 13 (EIRNS)Gordon Brown, British Chancellor of the Exchequer and leading Labour candidate to replace Tony Blair as Prime Minister, made a campaign promise on Sunday to build at least five environment-friendly "eco-towns," each for 20,000 families, if elected. The towns are modeled on Poundbury, the village created in Cornwall in 1993 by the Prince of Wales.
The first of these is to be on Ministry of Defense land, and will feature 10,000 homes powered entirely by solar energy and wind power. Daily News & Analysis, of India, reports that the proposals have been drawn up by Yvette Cooper, the housing minister and a key member of Brown's inner circle. Brown says the plan to build the new eco-towns is an attempt to give thousands of young working couples an entree to housing, who are priced out of the market in Britain's current housing boom. The Times of London says these 100,000 new homes are likely to be called "Brown towns." Lyndon LaRouche, however, thought that since the inhabitants will have to consume a lot of beans to power the windmills, the Brown's eco-towns should be called Fartalot towns.