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&#39Flats not the answer to housing problem&#39

However, Savills&#39 report states that development in sustainable communities needs to be based on a mix of housing types and tenures which are co-existent with local requirements.

The report also emphasises that flats do not work regionally everywhere.

It states that in many suburban, semi-rural and rural areas, the high-density app-roach is inappropriate as demand for the end product can be limited.

Residential researcher Richard Donnell says: “Creating high-density places that are attractive to occupiers is a real challenge.

“The principle of highdensity living is not wrong but we need to make sure that we are coming up with work able and saleable solutions that are pushed in the right locations.”

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