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Large scale housing development

Delivering Large Scale Housing: Unlocking Schemes and Sites to Help Meet the UK's Housing Needs


Delivering Large Scale Housing Paper CoverThe focus of this paper and its recommendations are different from many other reports. Firstly, it draws on lessons and examples from both England and Scotland based upon our understanding of the overall volume of housing need and the greater frequency of large schemes in these two nations. Most reports inevitably focus on the situation in England but this paper has the benefit of learning from a different nation with a different government and planning system, adding an important richness to the debate.

Secondly, the 15 recommendations contained in the report are practical ones, aimed at local authorities, planners in both the public and private sectors and national governments, to show that this is not an impossible situation. The recommendations focus on five key topics – community engagement, land, infrastructure, finance, and leadership and governance – as these touch on the most frequently cited issues for large development schemes.

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