With recent changes in legislation and policy, have local authorities been successful at providing sufficient affordable housing in Hampshire?

Brown, James (2009) With recent changes in legislation and policy, have local authorities been successful at providing sufficient affordable housing in Hampshire? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research report takes a look at the history of housing policy since 1945. It analyses how these policies have changed since then, responding to the demands and needs of the times. Current legislation and policies have been examined to understand the measures local authorities can take to improve affordability in their constituencies. Affordability is examined and justified as a major problem in Hampshire, predominately arising from its high employment and low availability of construction land. Affordability and supply are proved to be inextricably linked therefore local authorities have been empowered to increase affordable housing provision throughout Hampshire and this report examines their abilities, successes and undoubtable failures to satisfy the massive demand. The downturn in the economy has helped local authorities decrease the numbers needed, but as is proved, this has not contributed enough. Positives can be drawn, with research proving dwellings are constructed in more locations and to a higher standard.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/966

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