The provision of intermediate affordable housing: a case study of the county of Cornwall

Symons, Adam (2011) The provision of intermediate affordable housing: a case study of the county of Cornwall. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The responsibility of government to ensure decent, affordable housing for the entire population has long been accepted in the UK. One method of ensuring sufficient housing for the population achieving is through the provision of intermediate housing: housing designed to enable people to become homeowners when their current situation does not allow for it.

    This report seeks to assess the adequacy of housing provision in Cornwall. This project focused initially on analysing the way intermediate housing is provided, looking specifically at the principles behind it, its need within the county and the schemes and policies utilised by Cornwall County Council to enable their residents access to the housing market. It soon became apparent that the provision of intermediate housing was flawed, however, and it was therefore decided to extend the study to include an exploration of consumer knowledge and attitudes towards intermediate housing in Cornwall. It was decided the research question would be best answered by discussing the utilisation of housing with the people it set out to assist. A questionnaire survey was conducted in several towns across Cornwall. Questionnaire feedback suggested intermediate housing was inadequately advertised and residents were dissatisfied with the way intermediate housing was deployed.

    It was concluded that the systems in place to provide intermediate housing are poorly suited to the demography of Cornwall and therefore unfit for purpose. The cause was not considered to be the sole responsibility of Cornwall Council, rather it resulted from inadequate provision to Cornwall Council from central government.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 09:16
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:48

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