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420: Rural Insights - the views, concerns and priorities of rural England

This briefing summarises ‘Rural Insights’ a report which draws principally on an Ipsos MORI survey for the Commission for Rural Communities. The report aims to assess the extent to which rurality matters in shaping residents perceptions and priorities

Year of Publication2006

Rural people have a stronger sense of community than urban and are more positive about their lives. The impacts of incomers, loss of jobs and feelings that government is out of touch are their main worries. They would like to see better public transport, better road safety and more facilities for teenagers and, particularly in sparsely populated areas, more affordable housing.

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