Study praises planning mix

A study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reveals a planned mix of homes for ownership and rent on three estates built more than 20 years ago has helped avoid many of the problems associated with large concentrations of social housing.

The research shows that despite having higher than average deprivation, the estates have developed into communities where demand for empty property remains high. The research looked at sites in Peterborough, Norwich and Middlesbrough.