Where new-build estates are needed they should be small and they should be run and managed, to as great an extent as possible, by their own residents as quasi-independent co-operatives.
No doubt she sees neat flower-packed gardens, painted picket fences and neighbours chatting amiably about charities' tax status as they polish their cars, a little model community where members come together in the evenings to debate letting the communal sewage contract.
Janet, dear, wake up. Citizens with any of those abilities long ago fled the welfare housing sector. Those now being allocated to welfare housing are largely savvy immigrants, an underclass that can't be socialised and girls with their bastards. Within weeks of getting their tenancies, many will have sub-let. Some will be petty drug dealers, some will own pit bulls that bark into the night as the babies wail and some will have been burgled by others. It's been well-meaning bunglers like Daley that have given us all the problem estates we have now - taking a massively disproportionate tax cost in police and criminal justice, social work, health, education and the whole panoply of 'social protection'.
Welfare housing of the future needs to be integrated with private housing to an extent that allows the ethos of the private tenure to regulate the behaviour of the welfare tenants, and this means not more than about one dwelling in six. What's more, it needs to be managed not by a remote housing department, but by those who live in the private tenure sector around it; welfare tenants need to know that both letting and eviction decisions are made by the people who live around them. Many will thus have the chance of becoming valued members of the neighbourhood, and progressing from welfare housing to private rental or ownership, freeing up the welfare dwelling for another.
If it's our taxes that pay for the houses, they must conform to our standards and mores. No pitbulls. No noisy drunken disturbances. No sub-letting. No gardens filled with putrescent waste. No immigrants' dormitories or skunk factories. Let's flatten the rookeries of welfare estates and give our people a real chance of social salvation - alongside us.