There's a shortage of affordable homes in the country. So it's brilliant that Michael Eavis is going to release a parcel of land in Pilton for a number of small homes-to-rent in the corner of the village.
Except now he might not. These new homes, and a number that have been built previously, are threatened by Tory right-to-buy policy:
[There is] a proposal to name 10 new cottages in Pilton after Margaret Bondfield, a trade unionist and Labour MP who in 1929 became the nation’s first woman Cabinet Minister.Understandably so. I say "understandably", although it's not clear that the government really understands.
Except the cottages may never be built, victims of the pernicious Tory plan to nationalise housing association properties and flog them at discounts of up to £77,000 or £102,700 in London.
I’m told Eavis isn’t prepared to release land if it could end up in private hands a few years later at a fat profit.