The Housing & Finance Institute researches on a board range of housing and finance related matters, including on budget matters and through our business market sentiment work. Our research and publications respond to issues arising in the marketplace, business and local government.

The HFi research papers have been extensively covered in the national and trade press.


Publications have included the following:

26 OCT 2017

A Quick Guide to the Green Belt


This is a quick guide to the green belt.

The guide started its life from a question that the institute was asked by a council: is the green belt forever, even if it no longer serves its purpose?

The green belt is an emotional as well as a highly technical topic. Like all such emotional and technical areas, the subject matter can be easily misunderstood or misrepresented.

So we have produced a guide that is practical and accessible. This guide helps to explain the principles and actions that are occurring across the country with land set aside as green belt, as well as addressing common misunderstandings.

Click here to download the guide.

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