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I tend to refer quite often to the virulent opposition that proposals for new housing development can generate but there seems to have been a significant shift in popular attitudes to new housing development since 2010.  A recent survey on British Social Attitudes released last month found that in 2010 just 27% of respondents indicated that they supported more homes being built in their local area.  In the 2015 survey, the corresponding figure was 57% – albeit it hasn’t really resulted in a large increase in actual supply.  My gut feeling is that this represents a genuine change of sentiment given the increasing perception that there is a housing crisis and its growing importance in the political agenda.


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