Better places to live

We need to do more to provide the truly affordable homes we need – particularly in the countryside. But it’s vital that the right kinds of houses are built in the right places. CPRE research has demonstrated both that releasing land from the Green Belt does not lead to affordable homes – and that there is an often unrecognised supply of previously developed land, generally in much more sustainable locations, that could be used for desperately needed new housing.

Homes people can afford
View of new build houses
What gets built and where
Three women on a walk
The countryside next door
Litter picking by the river
Cleaner countryside
Quernmore landscape