According to a new survey, one in five Brits are unhappy about the number of new homes being built. However, few can object to Britain being bestowed with much-needed new homes; the real fear appears to be that local heritage will be lost.
While a frustrated few (7%) admit to feeling angry about new-home buildings near where they live, 90% of Brits feel not enough is being done by their local authority to preserve heritage sites.
29% of Brits believe heritage buildings to be more beautiful and possess more character than new builds, while almost 1 in 4 (23%) consider historic buildings to be better built.
The authors of the study suggest presenting investors with positive ways to help keep Britain’s heritage alive while looking after their personal financial health too.
Reuben Skelton at Oaksmore said, “As we all know, some things are worth more than money, and the country’s heritage and history for the majority of us falls within this sentiment. Britons’ love for their country, its history and heritage runs deep, and is often one of the reasons people chose to live where they do.”
The in-depth research delved deeper into Britain’s views of making positive changes to restore and invest in Britain’s landmark building and sites of historical importance.
The data found that over 1 in 10 (12%) respondents feel British residents themselves could do more when it comes to preserving and protecting Britain’s history.
Considering 16% of Brits would consider a project that benefits their local community to be important, Rueben believes that investment opportunities that boast added benefits of supporting local areas through regeneration is what the modern-day, socially-conscience investor is looking for when making personal finance decisions.
Almost 1 in 5 (19%) consider the lack of public support to be one of the key factors negatively impacting on the restoration of the UK’s heritage and historic sites.
A further, 13% feel the preservation and protection of the country’s history should be the responsibility of the Government and local authorities.