New guidance from the TCPA on eco-towns
The TCPA believe that promoting the right housing offer for eco-towns means emphasising factors such as access to infrastructure planning, equity and land values.
“We want to see attractive and excellent homes that will appeal to all as much for their utility, location and setting as for their green credentials,” said TCPA chief executive Gideon Amos. “Providing homes of choice in eco-towns will be crucial to raising aspirations for the planning of all new development.” The aspirational criteria for housing in eco-towns can be summarised as:
Choice and flexibility: A choice of housing, facilities and services.
Quality and inspiration: Homes and surroundings that have a quality that pleases residents, and that it has its own unique identity.
Affordability: At least 30 per cent of housing to be affordable.
Safety, security, and a sense of community: A feeling of belonging for local people.
Healthy living: Delivering good health in the community, including through air and noise quality, allotments, and recreation space.
Having a stake – and a say – in the future: The opportunity to be involved in decisions about the future.
Addressing climate change: Housing that minimises the development impact on the environment.
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