Creating the conditions for new settlements in England

‘The English housing system is in crisis.’ So starts the recently published report by the Building and Social Housing Foundation. Making the case for new settlements, the report identifies that this is not the first time that England has faced social, economic and environmental challenges giving rise to housing need.

The challenge now is delivering the next generation of new settlements to meet the needs of the 21st century. While each new settlement will need to consider the specific requirements of its locality, a common feature is that they should create better places to live through the implementation of a shared vision and ambition of landowner, developer, local community and local government — to be ‘locally planned partnerships’…

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