New housing infrastructure ranked lowest in terms of quality, according to Brits
14th November 2017 18:13 - Construction
New housing infrastructure ranked lowest in terms of quality, according to Brits: Respondents from 28 different countries were interviewed to find out the public’s opinions on their country’s infrastructure.
The survey began with asking respondents if they were satisfied with their country’s overall infrastructure and were later asked if specific infrastructures, including: road, rail, new housing supply, air networks, utilities and communications, were structured better.
Satisfaction and dissatisfaction levels regarding Britain’s overall infrastructure were ranked fairly similarly, as over one third (36%) said they were fairly/very satisfied and 32% said they were dissatisfied.
With regard to the specific infrastructures, those that were ranked very/fairly good were water supply and sewerage at 74%, followed by airports (71%) and motorways/major roads (58%). However, three fifths of Brits ranked ‘new housing supply’ as the poorest quality out of nine other infrastructures in the UK, including flood defences, rail infrastructure and local road network.
In comparison to the 27 other countries surveyed, regardless of the Government’s proposed housing plans, Britain’s satisfaction ratings on ‘housing supply’ was 17% lower than the global average and shared the same result with Italy and New Zealand (28%), all of whom were ranked second to last in the world’s housing supply overall satisfaction survey.
As a result of the negative feedback, 43% of 1,004 British adults believed that new housing supply should be made a priority for investment, followed by rail infrastructure. These were both recognised as top priority by British respondents.
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