Polling by ComRes for the Centre for Policy Studies has suggested that Britain has switched from being anti-housebuilding to broadly supporting it. The survey of 2,036 adults reported that, by a margin of 48% to 33%, they would support more homes being built in their area. This pattern holds true across all ages, social classes and political persuasions, and in every region except the South-East. Robert Colvile from the Centre of Policy Studies said: ”What’s interesting about this poll is that a significant majority, 48% of respondents, support more homes being built in their local area. This is a huge shift from attitudes even a few years ago where nimbyism was the clear winner. ‘It’s clear from this polling that if this Government is to win over ordinary working people, fixing the housing crisis should be top of ministers’ to-do list.’ Their research also revealed that of a margin of … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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