On a related subject, I have just been reading a "housing needs assessment" for a rural village where a development site became available. Because the council only had one local applicant waiting for a home, which would be insufficient justification for building housing in a rural location, they conducted a survey to try and identify "hidden need".
What this showed was that 310 applicants on the housing register had indicated they wanted to move to the village (which currently only has 254 residents living in 100 homes).
This tends to suggest that there are plenty of people willing to be "socially cleansed" if it allowed them to move to a better area.
The level of demand to move to a nice rural village like this was such that the housing development received approval.
...so much for only building rural affordable housing to satisfy a robustly proven local need for it!