TRUTT & Parker’s most recent Housing Futures report found that villages are becoming ever more popular among the country’s home movers.
Research revealed that of respondents intending to move, 21% cited a village as their preferred location, compared with 14% for a market town and only 12% for either a big city or a suburb.As more people move to the countryside, there will be a need for developers and local councils to find ways to house them.
Strutt & Parker’s report considers three possible options for the future of village housing: private rented accommodation; high-quality developments for mixed age groups offering a range of amenities, and homes designed to promote healthy lifestyles, with stimulating spaces that make the most of the great outdoors.. HEAL stands for Healthy Eating Active Living and this type of house is borne out of a desire to improve people’s living environments.
Since Sick Building Syndrome was identified in the 1970s, mostly in office space, research has helped to guide the development of healthy work places.The same principles apply to
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Improved health, decent pensions and, generally, more active lifestyles in retirement mean many won’t be ready to settle down just yet.And as such, are looking for somewhere to live that will allow them to continue their varied and active life. Platinum places could provide the answer. housing. Health is happiness for many people, and moving from the city to the countryside can offer a better quality of life. Research for Ageing Better found that 52% put good health as their top priority for later life, while half listed their health as the biggest worry as they grew older.
To achieve a fit and healthy body and mind, many would consider a HEAL-type house.This was a popular option among respondents with 41% saying they would consider living in one. Gardens play a big part in staying healthy. From growing your own vegetables to the simple act of gardening, getting your hands dirty is all part of the HEAL ethos.
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