Mark Whitehead 21 November 2019

Survey warns housing developments are 'built too quickly'

Planners and developers are failing to consider the infrastructure needed to support new house building, according to a report produced with the help of architects.

Eurocell says although homes are being built quickly in response to the housing crisis, there is 'almost no consideration' for the infrastructure needed to support them.

This means residents are living in areas with no community spirit and lacking schools and leisure facilities.

In a survey, it found two thirds of people felt there was too much focus on construction of 'homes rather than communities', and seven in 10 thought there was not enough provision of educational, health and sports facilities.

Research for The Future Communities Report involved architects from several firms who discussed the findings and provided insights.

Chris Coxon of Eurocell said: 'As a sector, we must reflect and act upon the issues facing future communities by listening to the views of the UK public – those who will be living in them.'

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