Great Britain is a land covered with urban sprawl, most of it built more than 50 years ago when nobody considered valuing the environment they needed to exist in. The huge loss of energy from inefficient buildings is an embarrassment on a global level, as we initiated the Industrial Revolution.

England acts as a cancerous growth in the northern hemisphere in terms of the concentration of population on such a small island. Great sacrifices are needed on our part to turn these attitudes around and eventually provide a built environment people can truly live in.

Jennifer Goslin, Goslin Associates, Chepstow, Monmouthshire