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How re-using old buildings can cut carbon emissions
In order to reduce carbon emissions, is it better to demolish older houses and replace them with newly-built ones that are highly energy-efficient? This research, carried out in co-operation with Empty Homes, sets out to provide an answer.
Average house prices in 53 rural areas are now more than ten times the average salary and living in rural areas is rapidly becoming an option available only to the wealthy. The number of second homes continues to increase, while affordable homes to rent or buy are increasingly scarce. For local households on lower incomes this means overcrowding, homelessness or having to leave their roots and move away. Local services and facilities are in decline and this is felt most keenly by those who have no option but to rely on them. Economic activity is considered intrusive and inappropriate in the rural idyll.
Providing Accommodation, Promoting Understanding and Recognising Rights of Gypsies and Travellers
Local government has a key role to play in addressing issues relating to Gypsies and Travellers. This summary draws together many of the aspects of the Out in the Open report that relate to local government.
Providing Accommodation, Promoting Understanding and Recognising Rights of Gypsies and Travellers
The provision of adequate and appropriate sites for Gypsies and Travellers lies at the heart of resolving inequalities of access to health, education and employment. It helps to avoid tensions with local communities and is key to tackling racism and discrimination. This consultation identifies ways in which more sites can be provided, better relationships with the settled community established and the rights of Gypsies and Travellers be better recognised.
Providing Homes for Refugees and Strengthening Communities
Having a secure and settled home is the key to refugees being able to rebuild their lives and become part of their local community. This consultation identifies ways in which refugees can be better housed and live in more welcoming and cohesive communities.
This paper draws out key lessons from the New Towns experience which should be considered in relation to the Growth Areas.
Locking in Value through Community Land Trusts
The use of community land trusts ensures that not only can housing remain affordable in perpetuity but also that local communities have collective control of land and property assets within their neighbourhood. This consultation identifies ways in which they can be more widely used.
Carried out in collaboration with the Centre for Alternative Technology and the School of the Built Environment at Nottingham University, this research report identifies 18 examples of environmentally sustainable housing projects in the East Midlands region, as well as providing detailed information on sustainable construction and design strategies.
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