Affordable housing: the role of the private sector and new technology

Adamson, Thomas (2016) Affordable housing: the role of the private sector and new technology. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The study was devised to analyse the role the private sector can have in providing affordable housing and easing the housing shortage through the use of new construction techniques. The study presents the findings of five qualitative interviews undertaken with four specific stakeholder groups:
     Government/ planning authority
     Developers
     Members of Housing Associations
     Architect/ Designer
    The study found that through analysing schemes that have been completed using new construction techniques, the provision of affordable housing could be increased using these new techniques. However, the study found that these techniques offer a solution for the public sector rather than the private sector. The new construction techniques could help to increase the provision of affordable housing from the private sector but ultimately the study found that the private sector will only provide affordable housing if they are forced to through planning obligations or because it will increase their profit. It was found that many of the planning initiatives introduced by the government in recent years restrict the provision of affordable housing as they allow the private sector to avoid meeting planning obligations.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 10:45
    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 10:45

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