The worst new estates lack nearby amenities such as shops, pubs and cafes. They are unconnected to surrounding areas, with few public transport links. They lack enough green spaces and playgrounds. They do little to encourage cycling and walking. The architecture is standardised and undistinctive, with affordable housing sometimes concentrated in particular areas, rather than mixed in with private homes.
For more details please see link to Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/19/housing-giants-put-profit-before-peoples-needs-report-reveals.
Hereford CLT, like all community land trusts, is established to create sustainable, quality, affordable homes built to high standards to benefit residents and the wider community.
19th January, 2020