Housing is the priority for brownfield site building.

A recent YouGov poll of adults in Britain commissioned by Coin Street Community Builders found that less than 1 per cent of Britons believe offices should be a priority when building on brownfield land.

Half of the London respondents in the nationwide poll believe housing should be prioritised for these sites, and a quarter of the same group think brownfield land should be used for public service buildings or community facilities.

Just seven per cent of London respondents want shops, hotels and restaurants on these sites, and not a single respondent would prioritise offices.

The YouGov poll looks at views on developing on brownfield land – plots that have previously been used and are ready for redevelopment.

British adults across the nation, of all common political affiliations, and demographic profiles, rated housing as the number one priority when building on brownfield sites.

National results mirrored those of London, with 50 per cent of British adults saying housing should be a priority, including half of 2019 Conservative voters.

More than 74,000 homes a year are needed in London to meet housing need, with about 45,000 of these in the social and affordable categories.

David Hopkins
Director of Community, Coin Street Community Builders.



Picture: Pixabay/manfredrichter.

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