Private sector provision of affordable housing: an investigation into the use of the planning system to achieve social and economic goals

Mills, Jonathan (2015) Private sector provision of affordable housing: an investigation into the use of the planning system to achieve social and economic goals. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In the age of austerity and small Government it has become increasingly apparent that the state has neither the appetite nor resources to supply the thousands of affordable homes currently required by the population of the UK. It is therefore unsurprising that the Government has once again turned to the private sector for help, with what has been referred to by numerous authors as an affordability crisis. The previously state funded delivery of this critical housing stock has gradually been augmented and replaced by private sector delivery, some of which has been leveraged through the planning system. Previous forecasts suggested that private sector provision through the Section 106 framework could eclipse centralised and state subsidised supply by the year 2016. This paper therefore seeks to evaluate the progress of section 106 and the effectiveness of the policy. Will paper will seek to comprehensively appraise the use of section 106 policy, identifying possible economic disruptions and external costs associated with such policy whilst evaluating socio economic factors relating to this private provision. Furthermore the paper will seek to identify issues surrounding the implementation of modern section 106 agreements.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 16:21
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 16:21
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18833

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