Barriers and incentives to brownfield development to meet housing needs: a case study of Winchester

Holtby, Nicholas (2011) Barriers and incentives to brownfield development to meet housing needs: a case study of Winchester. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Due to the combination of population growth and changes in household demographics, there has been a marked increase in demand for housing. This has caused significant pressure for greenfield developments despite a variety of suitable brownfield sites with potential to meet housing needs, and a national Government target for 60% of new homes to be built on previously developed land.

    The purpose of this research study was to identify whether there were sufficient supplies of available brownfield land within the Winchester District to meet its housing needs and to investigate the barriers preventing their development.
    To meet this research aim two methods of data collection were used to gain a level of firsthand knowledge from the key stakeholders involved.
    Analysis of this research indicated that the main barriers to brownfield development were particularly pronounced for smaller housing developers, and therefore incentives needed to be targeted at these developers.

    Furthermore as many of these stocks of land are not renewable, the availability of brownfield land for redevelopment will become more limited over time resulting in the availability of only the less attractive ‘hardcore’ and marginally developable sites.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 09:03
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:48

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