Presentation on theme: "Density, mixed tenure and space standards Kathleen Kelly Joseph Rowntree Foundation."— Presentation transcript:
Density, mixed tenure and space standards Kathleen Kelly Joseph Rowntree Foundation
JRF approach Research and development that seeks to understand the causes of social difficulties and find ways of overcoming them Our approach to this activity can be characterised by three broad themes: Search Demonstrate Influence
Mixed Communities – nothing out of the ordinary More than tenure mix Design, location and quality are key to the success of developments On-going management is important Private rented sector got to be factored in But do residents get what they want?
Space and the S106 squeeze Scheme development standards not always pursued HA policy of under letting where space standards were not met HAs wanted a ‘level playing field’ on space standards and performance Higher densities associated with smaller properties
In the mix – perspectives on new build Property size and price are key drivers of peoples’ decision to move Low density and green spaces are highly valued by new-build house buyers Number of rooms versus size of rooms
Emerging evidence on density, space and design Good design can create a feeling of ‘space’ Density can be successfully masked Some niggles on internal space –Open plan living and noise –Room for furniture –Outside space
Social cohesion and density Residents perceptions and realities – fostering interaction New developments in areas of wider deprivation All tenure management of developments Variety of property types and size – building for the future