Has COVID-19 helped reignite our love for the UK’s rural and coastal communities?
COVID-19 has prompted many of us to pause and take stock, rethinking both how and where we might want to live our lives. Working practices were already starting to change, but with many people now unlikely to return to the office full time, it has also given us a chance to re-evaluate where we live. When it comes to our homes, access to both internal and external space is being valued more than ever. As more people look at alternatives to big cities, could this signal the (re)making of our rural and coastal towns as more sustainable, liveable places for a much broader community to enjoy?