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'Reaching the Parts Other Grants Don't Go?' Supporting Self-provided Housing in Rural Scotland

Citation
Morgan J & Satsangi M (2011) 'Reaching the Parts Other Grants Don't Go?' Supporting Self-provided Housing in Rural Scotland, Housing Studies, 26 (4), pp. 615-628.

Abstract
Ensuring that rural areas of the UK have sufficient affordable houses in reasonable condition has long challenged policy makers. Previous research shows that rural housing has demand characteristics and faces supply constraints that have proven difficult to balance. The paper reports on the reasons why an innovative subsidy has achieved some success in overcoming barriers to provision in rural Scotland. It is argued that the subsidy has boosted effective demand and tackled a major supply constraint, namely land availability. Empirical material is drawn from a systematic evaluation of the mechanism. The paper concludes with reflections on its implications for the wider literature and for rural housing provision in the evolving financial and political context.

Keywords
Housing supply; housing policy; rural; self-provided housing

StatusPublished
AuthorsMorgan James, Satsangi Madhu
Publication date06/2011
Date accepted by journal10/05/2010
URLhttp://www.informaworld.com/…lltext=713240930
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN 0267-3037
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Housing Studies: Volume 26, Issue 4

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