Bungalows are likely to be sold-off as a by-product the government’s plans to extend Right To Buy, but are unlikely to be replaced by new ones.
That’s the claim of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation think-tank which says the Housing and Planning Bill, currently going through Parliament, will compel local authorities to sell off high value housing stock as it becomes vacant to fund the Right to Buy extension for housing association tenants.
The number of bungalows being built in the UK has collapsed, despite an ageing population. Why?
It's the building that's symbolised a quieter, gentler way of life for more than a century. Bungalows are sold as a dream for those approaching retirement, wanting to do without the hassle of having to climb stairs. They also provide easy access for wheelchair users and those unsteady on their feet.
With the UK's population ageing, demand for single-storey homes is likely to grow. But developers dealing with rocketing land prices are under pressure to build further upwards.
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