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The Contribution of Housing, Planning and Regeneration Policies to Mixed Communities in Scotland

DescriptionThis short study looked at whether and how housing, planning and regeneration policies in Scotland are contributing to "mixed communities". In particular, it investigated the ways in which these policies are fostering neighbourhoods which have a mix of housing tenures, and are therefore likely to attract households with a range of incomes.
ISBN978 07559 93604
Official Print Publication DateMay 2010
Website Publication DateMay 27, 2010

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Alex Fenton,
Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

ISBN 978 0 7559 9360 4 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 10080

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CONTENTS

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2 BACKGROUND, CONTEXT AND METHODS
Which policies might contribute to mixed communities?
Housing
Planning
Regeneration
Related concepts
Research methods

3 FINDINGS
Mixed communities in the delivery of new housing
Section 75 payment and land contributions
How much affordable housing is secured through the planning system?
Intermediate housing
Mixed communities in regeneration
Cross subsidy as a funding source for regeneration
Implications of the housing market downturn for mixed communities in housing and regeneration
Spatial planning and the design of mixed communities
Links between housing and planning policies
Housing management and housing allocation

4 CONCLUSION

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.