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An urgent need for affordable housing in the countryside

An urgent need for affordable housing in the countryside

Too often, the housing crisis is portrayed as an exclusively urban issue. Rural poverty remains largely unacknowledged, even though low wages and high living costs mean there are pockets of real deprivation in the countryside.

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Homes that rural people can afford to live in

Homes that rural people can afford to live in

In relative terms, we have built more houses in the countryside than in cities since the NPPF was first published in 2012, but they have been much less affordable.

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How to build houses and save the countryside

How to build houses and save the countryside

As a country, the past few decades have seen us pull off the difficult trick of building too few homes while losing too much countryside. Unfortunately, however, the policy changes announced by the PM are unlikely to change this. They are well-intentioned – and indeed, use much of CPRE’s language - but they do not go far enough.

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Villages are unviable without affordable homes – closing the viability loophole in the NPPF

Villages are unviable without affordable homes – closing the viability loophole in the NPPF

We found that when viability assessments were used, the amount of affordable housing delivered was cut by almost half (48%)

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Let’s celebrate the power of trees

Let’s celebrate the power of trees

One year on from the launch of the Tree Charter, let's celebrate the power of…

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