We promote sustainable communities where sufficient and appropriate housing is well integrated with the wider community infrastructure.
We are very much aware that building rates have not been keeping pace with demographic change and the rate of deterioration in existing housing.
The RTPI believes that local development plans are the proper place for competing demands for land to be resolved and therefore where land allocations for additional housing, balanced with redevelopment of worn out uses, should be made.
Research has previously identified that there is more land allocated for housing than current programmes are using and this would indicate the need for better working between the finance and construction sectors to increase the pace of new construction to meet evident need, including the appropriate element of social housing with assistance from the Homes and Communities Agency.
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