Published: 6th Feb 2020

Research published by Eurocell has revealed that half (49%) of consumers believe greater collaboration between local councils, property developers and social housing associations is critical if the UK is to build the right mix of properties in future. Other factors identified in their survey as critical to ensuring the right mix of homes is built included providing more opportunities for public consultation during planning decisions (35%), more powers being given to local planning authorities for better local oversight (29%) and more strategic leadership at a national level (21%). When asked about the current mix of homes being built, half of the 1,000 respondents reported that they felt not enough affordable homes for first-time buyers were being built, while an almost identical number (49%) said they believed not enough social housing was being built. This fell to 31% when asked about the amount of private rental (PRS) options being built, while … (To read the full article, subscribe below)