House Prices

Vision from 2050

Although the global population has increased to 9.3 billion,and many countries have experienced dramatic enlargement o their communities, because the ConnectedCities, because the ConnectedCities methodology distributed housing and work around countries, there is much less pressure than there used to be.

In the UK There is no longer a housing shortage. House prices are affordable and have not risen greatly since 2020, even though the population of Britain has grown by some 20 million (link to even growth page). This has been achieved by vigorous housebuilding, facilitated by:

  • The presumption in favour of sustainable development,

  • The National Planning Policy Framework, which required local planning authorities to establish green belt boundaries and safeguard land for future development;

  • Identification in ConnectedCity plans of potential pedsheds containing large areas of land suitable for sustainable housing development;

  • Simplified planning process for development in accordance with a pedshed plan;

  • Division of housing land into blocks, lots and plots, providing opportunities for builders of every kind, from the volume housebuilders to individuals, to be involved in housing delivery, and

Retention of the value of greenfield housing land in public hands in the form of an indexed ground rent.