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What is sustainable development?

Sustainable Development is basically a simple idea of great importance to us all. We must achieve a balance between economic, social and environmental objectives and priorities.

The Housing Corporation supports the central aim of the Government’s Sustainable Development Strategy: 'Ensuring a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come'.

If we are to maintain and improve the quality of our own lives and pass that quality on to future generations, we must use finite natural resources in an efficient way without waste, and protect the natural environment to enhance the ability of future generations to maintain and improve their lives.