What’s Next: Jolly Old Eco-land

Come 2016, the ideal English country home may no longer be the thatch-roofed cottage or grand manor house so many of us have come to know. Instead, it may be the brand-new home a few hills over, in one of 10 government-mandated “ecotowns”—developments of 5,000 to 20,000 carbon-neutral houses that Prime Minister Gordon Brown hopes will ease England’s acute housing shortage.

According to the government’s latest vision for the towns, residents of all...


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