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Set up to fail: our countryside threatened by flawed housing targets

Set up to fail: our countryside threatened by flawed housing targets

New research by CPRE has found that housing assessments produced by local authorities (SHMAs) are inaccurate, inflated and unreliable.

The housing figures produced by SHMAs are not being balanced with sensible planning for infrastructure, consideration of environmental constraints, and realistic assessments of what housebuilders will be able to deliver.

For further information see the reports below.

external website Set up to fail: why housing targets based on flawed numbers threaten our countryside (PDF 3.1MB)

external website Smarter SHMAs: a review of Objectively Assessed Need in England (PDF 2.8MB)

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