15% of people say new housing is the type of infrastructure development they'd least like to see built near them according to our nationwide polling.
We believe there are two key factors that make communities reluctant to grow as a consequence of new homes: firstly, the sense that an increased supply of housing will lower the values of existing properties; and, secondly, worries about additional strain on roads and local services.
When attempting to advance plans for new housing, it is important to address these particular concerns early on by engaging local stakeholders and demonstrating how, often, new homes can actually lift average property values nearby. And give people a say on things like road access - it's likely they'll have a better idea than you about local 'pinch points'.
To get help with stakeholder engagement and community relations for your next housing project, simply email theteam [at] 52Mconsulting.com