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Title: 'Reaching the Parts Other Grants Don't Go?' Supporting Self-provided Housing in Rural Scotland
Author(s): Morgan, James
Satsangi, Madhu
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Keywords: Housing supply
housing policy
self-provided housing
Issue Date: Jun-2011
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.
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