A new report is suggesting that adding up to 10 new rural homes in every UK village over the next five years can both provide badly-needed housing for communities and help solve the ongoing housing crisis.
Although the concept of new construction in rural areas arouses a lot of controversy, the communities concede that there is a serious shortage of affordable housing for local residents.
Aston Mead Land and Planning, land brokers, have released a report suggesting that over 300,000 new homes could be made available if every village received planning permission for between five and 10 new properties.
The firm asserts that this strategy would provide homes where they are needed and, by involving locals in the decision-making process, deliver tangible benefits to communities all over the UK.
Aston Mead Land & Planning representative Adam Hesse said that villagers could decide where the new homes are built, as well as their size, cost, and other important factors. This approach would help ensure that smaller communities remain vibrant thanks to incoming new families with children attending area schools. He added that it could even prevent shops or pubs being closed due to a low customer count, and protect the local infrastructure from unsustainable levels of demand.