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Statutory overcrowding standards and England’s crisis of housing space

Carr, Helen (2017) Statutory overcrowding standards and England’s crisis of housing space. In: Bevir, Mark and McKee, Kim and Matthews, Peter, eds. Decentring Urban Governance: Narratives, resistance and contestation. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-22937-2. E-ISBN 978-1-315-38972-1. (doi:10.4324/9781315389721) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:64470)

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Abstract

Advocates for housing justice have, since the urbanisation and industrialisation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, included, as part of their demands for decent, secure and affordable housing for the working poor, the necessity for adequate housing space. House building has not kept up with the expansion in demand for homes, leading to increasingly cramped houses. The current shortage of housing contributes to its expense and housing unaffordability is further exacerbated by the failure of earnings to keep pace with house prices. From the early years of the twentieth century the state has prescribed space standards for new build homes, either nationally via design guidance linked to funding regimes for social housing or locally, via planning laws for private housing. The structural changes consequent upon England's rapid urbanisation and industrialisation during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries led to massive internal migration from the country to cities which rapidly became overcrowded.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781315389721
Subjects: H Social Sciences
K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 11:46 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64470 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Carr, Helen: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8025-1288
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