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How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Shaun Spiers


England has a housing crisis. We need to build many more new homes to house our growing population, but house building is controversial, particularly when it involves the loss of countryside. Addressing both sides of this critical debate, this book argues that to drive house building on the scale needed, government must strike a contract with civil society: in return for public support and acceptance of the loss of some countryside, it must guarantee high-quality, affordable developments, in the right locations. Simply imposing development, as recent governments of all political persuasions ha ... More

Keywords: housing crisis, new homes, growing population, house building, countryside, affordable development, conservation politics, planning reform, local government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447339991
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shaun Spiers, author
The Green Alliance