This position paper sets out how in England in particular we have adopted the wrong approach to improving housing affordability, based on an incorrect diagnosis of what the problem is – and sets out a better approach.
It sets out the basis for a better approach to housing affordability, based on:
- An acknowledgement of the multifaceted nature of the problems in housing, which successive governments' policies have often neglected;
- A recognition of the positive role that planning can play in delivering better housing affordability; and
- A call to rethink how we develop policy, in ways which are less theoretical and more grounded in practice, based on what actually works locally.
The paper can be downloaded using the link below.
Better Planning for Housing Affordability position paper (February 2017)
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