Sustainable Communities

The role of housing in strengthening the rural economy

This report, published as part of the CLA's Rural Powerhouse campaign, explores how many communities across rural England and Wales are struggling with a lack of housing stock. Put simply, communities where local people cannot afford to live are not sustainable.

The CLA is campaigning for a pragmatic approach to house-building in rural areas. Many villages could benefit enormously from small scale developments, providing affordable homes to local people and, as a consequence, strengthening the fabric of the local economy and community.

Download our full report here.

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