The main aim was to gain a sense of how councils and RSLs saw the future prospects for housing’s contribution to regeneration in the current economic climate. Thirty responses were received, mainly from local authorities and RSLs. Two thirds said regeneration work was likely to feature locally in the new housing provision agreed under the current three year Affordable Housing Supply Programme. Most respondents said that there were areas where concerted regeneration activity was needed but for which there were currently no plans. Overall the main barriers were a combination of housing-related issues – most notably shortage of funding and lowering of grant rates – and the general economic downturn, with the general message being that even where housing improvements might be possible, regeneration could only ever be partial until the economy improved and wider provision such as schools and community facilities made.
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