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The community-led housing sector is a diverse one, with a wide range of organisations offering support and advice to communities interested in taking a project forward. There is a wealth of online information for a range of audiences, whether they are new to the concept of community-led housing or already heavily involved in a project.
Masterplanning requires a clear brief developed through an understanding of local issues and challenges, as well as an appreciation of local assets. It should also raise aspirations and build a consensus for people to work together and implement the plan.
In Creating the Conditions for New Settlements the Building and Social Housing Foundation proposes New Settlement Partnerships as a way of enabling large scale locally-led development with a more active role for communities. The model proposes an equal strategic partnership between community representatives, developers, landowners, local authorities and other stakeholders (according to the scope of the development). The function of the partnership is to act as a formalised body, with rights and responsibilities for all members (to ensure democratic representation), to develop proposals and solutions that best meet the needs of a particular area.
Baseline case studies report
This case studies report has been produced by the Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham.
Public views of space in the home
A key element of decent housing is that it should be large enough for the household. A range of different standards for defining overcrowding and space requirements in the home are in use in Britain today, but the underlying assumptions are rarely validated against public views. This research suggests that the standards fall well below public expectations, particularly for some household types. As a result, official estimates are likely to be underestimating the scale of the problem with overcrowding.
The housing system in the UK is in crisis. For decades the country has not built sufficient homes for its population. New settlements – as a means of delivering new housing and infrastructure – have much to offer as part of a range of options for addressing this housing shortage.
Analysis of households’ characteristics
In the context of the growth of private renting in the UK, this research examines the characteristics of households living in the sector. Using statistical analysis, the research identifies key sub-sectors of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and discusses the different needs that these groups have. Understanding and responding to the diversity of households within the PRS is vital if the sector is going to meet people’s growing needs
Improving education to unlock potential
Stock transfers occur when local authorities dispose of all or part of their rented housing to an external organisation, usually a housing association. Tenant involvement in this process has developed over more than 20 years. However, research with tenants who have been involved in stock transfers highlights the deficiencies of the current arrangements for supporting their involvement.
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