Our research into public attitudes to house building has proved invaluable in the consultations and campaigns we have devised over the last two years. However, we are now seeking to develop a more thorough understanding of how to engage groups most inclined to support housing and house building on a range of issues – from new homes, employment and transport projects right down to working with communities on existing developments to discuss change more effectively.
For thousands of 18 year olds across the country, today will be filled with excitement, anticipation, elation and for some disappointment. It’s A-Level results day, which has got us at MPC wondering how the next generation of planners and architects will attempt solve the UK’s ongoing housing crisis?
The public’s confidence in new build homeownership has been shaken over recent months as the mainstream media have reported on the spiralling rates of ground rent charged to owners of leasehold properties. The Government has proposed to reform leasehold and has formally begun an eight-week consultation.