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24Feb94 UK: BUILDERS' GRANTS 'NOT WORKABLE' SAYS CHERRY.

Conservative MPs' plans for builders to compete with housing associations for Government grants were slammed as unworkable at the conference by a leading house builder.Alan Cherry, chairman of Countryside Properties and a former president of the House Builders Federation, said more homes would be provided at a lower cost by housing associations and builders continuing to work in partnership, using their 'complementary skills'.And he warned that grants-to-builders 'will not work ... ...

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