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From the Rural Services Network:
03 February 2017
Rural people support more homesWritten by Ruralcity Media
Two thirds of rural people support building the new of homes in their local area, says a survey.
Some 65% of those who said they live in 'a country village or a farm or home in the countryside' supported new affordable homes being built. In all nine regions of England, support was between 67% and 79%, according to the latest British Social Attitudes survey, carried out by NatCen.
Overall, the survey shows that almost twice as many people in England back building new homes in their local area as in 2010. Support for new homes nearly doubled from 29% in 2010 to 57% in 2016, rising to almost 3 in 4 (73%) if the homes are affordable to people on average local incomes.
The National Housing Federation said the figures showed that the public were clear about wanting new affordable homes to be built in their local area. Some 69% of homeowners said they supported new affordable homes, while just 1 in 5 (18%) said they were opposed.
There was also a feeling that government intervention in the housing market is needed. Some 73% agreed that government should give financial assistance to those on low incomes, so they could afford the costs of renting a home.
National Housing Federation chief executive David Orr said the figures showed the decline in Nimby (Not in My Back Yard) attitudes. Mr Orr said: "We are entering the age of the 'yimby'. More and more of us are saying 'yes, in my back yard!'"
This shift had taken place in our cities and countryside, across political allegiances and all age groups, as home owning parents watched their adult children struggle.
"Today the housing crisis is everyone's problem," said Mr Orr. "There is a growing consensus that the Government must intervene in the housing market.
"And that this intervention must go beyond traditional market mechanisms; the homes the public want built are affordable homes. It is only housing associations that can build the types of homes the public want at the scale the nation needs. We are no longer a nation of Nimbys but some in Westminster have yet to grasp this.
"The public are clear: we need to build affordable homes all over the country."
Rural people support more homes
And from Inside Housing, the social housing website:
Public opinion shifts in favour of housebuilding, survey shows
Public support for housebuilding has nearly doubled in England since 2010, with particularly strong backing for affordable new homes, according to a research report published today.
The British Social Attitudes survey, carried out by social research institute NatCen Social Research on behalf of the National Housing Federation, found that 57% of people were in favour of building new homes in their local area in 2016, up from 29% in 2010. And nearly three in four respondents to the survey (73%) indicated they were open to housebuilding if the new homes are affordable for people on average local incomes.
Asked what type of housing should be built if the government were to sell unused public land in their local area in order to build homes, 86% said affordable homes should be prioritised, while only 9% felt the land should be used for homes to buy or rent at full market value
The figures indicate a distinct shift in public opinion away from so-called ‘nimbyism’ ahead of the government’s imminent Housing White Paper, which is expected to reveal plans to dramatically increase housebuilding.
“There is a growing consensus that the government must intervene in the housing market. And that this intervention must go beyond traditional market mechanisms; the homes the public want built are affordable homes,” said David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation. “We are no longer a nation of nimbys, but some in Westminster have yet to grasp this.”
Backing for new homes increased significantly across all demographics and was not limited to those bearing the brunt of the housing crisis, such as young renters and those living in cities.
Just 18% of homeowners said they would oppose building new affordable homes, while 69% were in favour. And across all nine regions of England, support for affordable homes was between 67% and 79%, with 65% of people living in the countryside giving their approval.
The British Social Attitudes survey was conducted between July and November 2016, with 2,525 people taking part.
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