Synthesis Report for the ERTDI-funded project: 2005-SD-MS-41-M2
Summary: STRIVE Report 44 - Mark Scott et al.
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The background to this report is the increasing difficulty being experienced in addressing the question of housing development in rural areas. An issue for many years, the debate has become increasingly contentious and polarised. This stems from an accelerating pace of development, the changing population dynamics of rural areas, and a growing recognition of the need to include environmental considerations in the planning process. Central to this debate is the concept of sustainability and its interpretation and application in rural areas; however, currently there is insufficient evidence to allow a more complete understanding of rural housing dynamics and sustainable rural development.