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    Satisfaction with space around the home on large private sector estates

    lessons from surveys in southern England and South Wales, 1985-89

    Citation

    Winter, J, Coombes, T & Farthing, S, 1993, ‘Satisfaction with space around the home on large private sector estates: lessons from surveys in southern England and South Wales, 1985-89’. Town Planning Review, vol 64., pp. 65-88

    Abstract

    This article draws on six case studies of estates in southern England and south Wales (1985-89) to assess levels of satisfaction with the provision of external space around the home on new large-scale private sector housing estates. The views of local councillors and of town planners are presented before concentrating on feedback from residents. The great majority were satisfied in general with their housing environment, but substantial numbers were found to be dissatisfied with specific aspects of the space around their home, most particularly: the lack of privacy in rear gardens; parking provision; children's play; and landscaping. There was found to be considerable variation between planners and residents on the main issues of concern on these developments. -Authors

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