The One Planet Affordable Living (OPAL) Model brings together citizen engagement and true affordability linked to incomes with the One Planet Living Framework for an environmentally driven approach to building sustainable communities. The OPAL Model provides a flexible process for developing large scale co-operative housing schemes.
The UK is currently in the clutches of a housing crisis built on years of under supply that has fueled spiralling house prices relative to incomes. As a result, buying a house has become increasingly unattainable, particularly for those on lower-incomes. There exists an absence of holisctic, aspirational housing approaches which incorporate environmentally driven sustainably, cater to this expanding need, whilst also facilitating happy, healthy lifestyles that don’t cost the earth.