Evaluate the pressure placed on the south coast in terms of providing sufficient housing and infrastructure to meet demand

Drysdale, Thomas (2015) Evaluate the pressure placed on the south coast in terms of providing sufficient housing and infrastructure to meet demand. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The study has been conducted with the intention of assessing the pressure placed on the south coast to provide sufficient housing and infrastructure to meet demand. Prior to the research study, listening to the news and reading newspapers made It clear there was an housing crisis in the UK and the south coast was expected to experience the most problems. Therefore the reason for the project was to identify what factors contributed to the housing crisis.
    Since the recession it has been clear that house building has dropped significantly. The project also looks into how the government are responding to the large demand pressures and what strategies and incentives they have put into place to try and tackle the problem. Non-UK alternatives have also been assessed to see if there has been an approach that has worked in another country that could potentially be adopted by the UK.
    A literature review revealed that numerous factors are creating pressure to provide housing and infrastructure on the South Coast. Many of these factors aren’t exclusive to the south coast as they are apparent across the whole of the UK but some have been amplified in the south coast region. The election of the new government in 2010 has meant a new approach to tackle the housing and infrastructure shortage; instead of setting targets for local authorities to meet they have decided to delegate some of the decision making and provide them with incentives to start building.
    Data collection was used to reveal opinions of residents regarding proposed developments in a south coast UK market town. This revealed that although areas need extra housing and infrastructure improvements, residents don’t always agree with the proposals put forward. Questionnaires revealed opportunities and barriers to future development in the town.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 16:32
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 16:32
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18583

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