Housing supply and brownfield regeneration in a post-Barker review world: A comparison of policy and practice in England and Scotland

Dixon, T. and Adams, D. (2008) Housing supply and brownfield regeneration in a post-Barker review world: A comparison of policy and practice in England and Scotland. Urban Studies, 45(1), pp. 115-139. (doi:10.1177/0042098007085104)

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Abstract

The findings of the Barker review, which examined the reasons for the undersupply of UK housing, have important implications for the devolved constituents of the UK, including Scotland. This paper traces the emergence of the brownfield regeneration policy agenda across the UK and examines how the Barker review connects with this brownfield policy focus. The paper compares housing and brownfield policies and practices in England and Scotland, places them in an international context and elicits wider lessons for devolved governance in relation to housing policy, in terms of `centrist—local' tensions. Estimates based on published data suggest that Barker's emphasis on increased housing supply cannot easily be reconciled with the current emphasis on brownfield development and is likely to require a return to greenfield development in both countries.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Housing, regeneration, Scotland
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Professor David
Authors: Dixon, T., and Adams, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Urban Studies
ISSN:0042-0980
ISSN (Online):1360-063X

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