Section 106 has promoted mixed communities for decades, but not for much longer

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In a recent conversation with housing and planning professionals from North America and continental Europe, I was struck by the esteem in which Britain’s track-record of mixed communities is held. Different governments have prioritised affordability, sustainability and investment in new and existing stock to differing degrees. But, amid all that change, one constant has been an unwavering commitment to creating mixed – and specifically mixed-tenure – communities.

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