Property Update: The key to happier housing

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The Independent Online
BRISTOL'S Hartcliffe estate, the scene of rioting last month, was one of four in a recent study of peripheral housing estates. The survey concluded that the crucial task on such estates was enabling people to feel in control of their lives. Encouraging home ownership could help, as long as it is matched by the provision of extra rented homes elsewhere, the report said. Limbering Up: Community Empowerment on Peripheral Estates, by Ann Holmes, pounds 5. RIPE, Corporation House, Middlesbrough TS1 2RU.