Securing the right mix in residential development proposals

Solving the housing crisis means delivering not only more homes, but also the right type.
Local planning policies are increasingly setting out their expectations for the mix of property types in new residential developments. In many places an ageing society means a net increase in smaller households, but this does not always mean that policies should focus on smaller dwellings.

Unfortunately, too many local policies prescribe a mix that does not reflect the reality of local housing markets and would, if applied prescriptively, risk creating imbalanced communities and unviable developments.

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