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The Reading Story: Loss of Affordable Housing in the Vibrant South East?

  • Ben CliffordEmail author
  • Jessica Ferm
  • Nicola Livingstone
  • Patricia Canelas
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Abstract

This chapter tells the story of office-to-residential change of use in Reading. A similar format is taken to the previous English case study chapters in terms of the research approach and coverage. The chapter highlights the particular key concerns seen in Reading, particularly the loss of affordable housing. These issues surrounding the wider social contribution made from development are highlighted throughout the chapter and through its focus on the particular ways that central government driven deregulation has had impacts in Reading.

Keywords

Planning Housing Offices Affordable housing Economic development Reading 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Clifford
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jessica Ferm
    • 2
  • Nicola Livingstone
    • 3
  • Patricia Canelas
    • 4
  1. 1.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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