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News report: How the public views housebuilding

Words: Huw Morris

Planners and developers have long suspected there is a silent majority in favour of housing development. Huw Morris looks at findings from a national survey of social attitudes.

Some may find it a shock. Many will have suspected it for some time. But whisper it gently. Most people support more homes being built in their local area.

That support, which started rising in 2010, increased up to 2014 and has remained stable since. The findings come courtesy of the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, which the National Centre for Social Research has run every year s.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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