• Executive Summary
  • Part I: Overview1. What is sustainable development?
  • 2. What are sustainable communities?
  • 3. What is the Sustainable Communities Plan?
  • 4. The challenges of the Sustainable Communities Plan
  • 5. How can the Sustainable Communities Plan contribute to sustainable development?
  • 6. Measures of sustainable communities
  • 7. Areas for action towards sustainable development
  • Part II: Issues for sustainable development1. Providing decent homes and decent neighbourhoods for all
  • 2. Tackling low demand – housing market renewal
  • 3. The problem of housing supply, particularly affordable housing
  • 4. Protecting the countryside and environment while helping rural communities
  • 5. Tackling growth in a planned and sustainable way
  • 6. Reforming the planning system and regional government to deliver sustainable communities
  • Part III: Key elements of the Sustainable Communities Plan – a sustainable development perspective1. Decent homes, decent places – liveability and housing conditions
  • 2. Low housing demand and abandonment in the North and Midlands
  • 3. Step change in the housing supply
  • 4. Land, countryside and rural communities
  • 5. Sustainable growth
  • 6. Reforming for delivery – legal framework, structures & decision-making to support the Plan
  • Additional informationTable 1: New housing completions in UK 1977 – 2000
  • Table 2: Value of housing construction and repair (2000)
  • Table 3: Resources for the Plan
  • Bibliography