There is so much talk about sustainable communities but the real test of whether a new place is sustainable is to visit it 10, 20 or more years after the diggers have moved out. Has it been a sustained success and become a place of character and quality where people feel a sense of belonging? Has it flourished as the community has developed, the setting matured and its reputation prospered?Read more
HM Treasury's Productivity Plan states clearly that housing is a national priority, and outlines a further set of measures it believes will help boost the supply of land for housing. However, whilst positive, planning for the country's housing needs remains reliant on the cornerstone of the last Government's 'Localism' agenda.Read more
The heart of what we aim to do as a business is to create ‘Places People Love’, but what goes into developing a successful regenerated community? It is not just about building bricks and mortar, there is a lot more to re-establishing a place where people want to live.Read more
L&Q is working as a joint venture partner on a number of developments with Countryside so I was delighted to be asked to take part in July’s ‘Creating Places and Communities’ campaign and have the opportunity to share our collaborative experience.Read more
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