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Reporters: Jeremy James, Jeanne Lachard, John Pitman, Jack Pizzey, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
The shortage of council housing and the plight of the homeless are familiar problems. But solutions are not so easy. Escalating land prices in all our inner city areas mean that pressure to build in outer areas is increasing all the time. And many residents of pleasant suburban areas don't want vast council housing complexes - and the people who live in them - on their doorsteps.
Man Alive tonight comes from the London Borough of Hillingdon where house-owners are up in arms about proposed new council housing. Desmond Wilcox chairs a town meeting with the people of Hillingdon and asks what the solution is when people protest: 'Do it somewhere else.'
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