Problems within the redevelopment of brownfield sites to meet the housing shortage: case study Portsmouth

Bernard, Carmella (2015) Problems within the redevelopment of brownfield sites to meet the housing shortage: case study Portsmouth. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Research depicts that the current demand for housing is not being met sufficiently, with hundreds of thousands of people in the UK either on housing waiting lists or unable to get on the property ladder. This situation is demonstrated well in Portsmouth, with over 2,500 people currently on waiting lists, and well over 8,000 total applicants. This situation is emphasised by the severe lack of land readily available for housing developers.

    The aim of this study is to identify whether cities in the UK, in particular Portsmouth, can meet their housing shortages through the redevelopment of brownfield sites. This will be addressed through the assessment of the housing shortage nationwide, the possible solutions for housing shortage, the issues and solutions of brownfield development and determination of land Portsmouth has available for housing and the type of land. Interviews are conducted to collect the opinions of the city councils and the developers/experts.

    The main themes that became apparent through the course of this study were the severity of the housing shortage and the need to find a manner in which the issues of the redevelopment of brownfield sites could be met. The results show that there is a crucial need for a compromise and boost in communication between the local planning authorities and the developers in order to sufficiently commence in tackling and potential meeting the demand created by the housing shortage.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 14:44
    Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 14:45

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