Latin graffiti is a wake up call for Cambridge

The Cambridge News this month published our opinion piece arguing for reforms to the housing market to stop growing inequality in Cambridge.

We say that the mysterious appearance of Latin graffiti on a new housing development on Fen Road is a wake-up call that all is not right in our city.

‘Homes for local people,’ was the tenor of the message daubed on new houses worth £1.25m each – a message that will resonate for many.

We could quite easily ignore this unexpected protest as a random case of criminal damage.

But we can’t and we shouldn’t.

Average prices have risen by nearly 50 per cent since 2010, topping £360,000 – higher than anywhere in the country with the exception of London or St Albans.

The success of the city in attracting business and research investment is of course something we should celebrate. But our housing policy is more than ever not fit for purpose.  And the inequalities it is exacerbating will have disastrous consequences for our health, well-being and civic culture.

Read more at the Cambridge News: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/latin-graffiti-cambridge-wake-up-12847940