Learning from research about land use frameworks
3rd October 2023
Land is a limited resource under huge pressure – and how it is used is too often presented as a binary choice between competing pressures. Either we have new affordable housing, or improve people’s access to healthy green space. Either we preserve ancient woodland, or we introduce greener transport.
As political parties return from recess, land use will be a common denominator of many of the policies being discussed. We urgently need a different approach to land use, meeting multiple needs, to find better solutions overall.
This briefing sets out how a Land Use Framework can help shape a new approach to land, and enable decision makers to navigate the pressures and opportunities already in front of them. Our work testing a Land Use Framework suggests that:
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