The purpose of the series is not to set out the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s official policy position on the future delivery of housing. Rather, it will explore a number of ‘blue-sky’ policy solutions with the aim of inciting and provoking wide ranging discussion over the future shape of housing policy.
Over the next two years, eight research papers will be released that examine different areas that are impacting upon the delivery of housing in England.
Papers in the Housing Foresight Series
The seventh paper in CPRE's Housing Foresight series looks at the crucial role landowners can play in helping to fix the rural affordable housing crisis. The paper explores how landowners can invest in affordable housing to benefit their communities, and looks at ways in which the Government can make it easier for them do so.
The sixth paper in the CPRE Housing Foresight series explores how effective coordination between transport and development can improve access to public transport, reduce pollution and encourage walking and cycling.
The fifth paper in CPRE Housing Foresight series identifies a range of solutions to increase and sustain affordable housing in rural areas. These include better funding and guidance, incentives to identify suitable sites, and rural exemptions from national policies which restrict rural affordable housing.
Getting houses built
Our fourth Housing Foresight paper argues that the focus on profitability within the current housebuilding sector is dictating supply but not meeting need.
Our third Housing Foresight paper argues that large scale brownfield sites require a comprehensive approach to development which should adopt best practice from Europe.
Removing obstacles to brownfield development
Our second Housing Foresight paper calls for Government to implement a range of inventive policies to realise the potential of brownfield house building.
Increasing Diversity in the House Building Sector
The first paper in our Housing Foresight series explores how the dominance of volume house builders is having potentially harmful impacts on the supply, location and design of new housing in England.