People’s preferences are clear. But the current system insists on bringing forward designs that jar painfully with them.
Posts Tagged: Housing
Philip Atkins: Two-tier local authorities make planning more complicated – this can prevent the new homes we need
Districts decide on the applications, counties provide the infrastructure. Better collaboration is needed. We build communities; not just properties.
Far from being a loss to the community they are more often derelict buildings and surplus land which can be used for housing.
The Church Commissioners owns 100,000 acres – and rather more than that is owned by the dioceses. Yet the number of extra homes being built on that land is derisory.
The employment figures tell a “Great British success story” – but that message could be made even more powerful
We must always remember that the remarkable job statistics are primarily the achievement of the people, not of politicians.
There are strict rules to ensure good design – but much greater certainty for the developer that if they are followed, permission will be granted.
Bob Seely: My housing challenge to think tanks. Devise a strategy that will prize social justice above economic liberalism.
In my constituency, we have a target of just over 640 homes a year. Our housing waiting list is 3,000.
If ‘fair play’ is to mean anything, then it is vital that legal redress is available to all – regardless of income or background.
Onward seems set to propound the liberal and Freer the libertarian versions of the globalist agenda. Where does that leave the anti-globalist voters who now back the Tories?
With the surge in the delivery economy this rule would boost growth. It would also help the emergency services – and those canvassing during election campaigns.
At Policy Exchange, we see prosperity, people, place, and patriotism as the four pillars of a politics which seeks to unite the four nations, town and country, and north and south.
Robert Halfon: It’s time for Ministers to let local authorities build more council homes, and borrow to do so
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.
John Myers: Let residents in each street vote to allow existing houses to be extended upwards or outwards
Half London’s homes are in buildings of just one or two floors. We could allow terraced houses to be split into maisonettes.
A powerful analysis by Andrew O’Hagan for the London Review of Books also contains serious criticisms of senior Ministers.
“I see neither the sense nor the need to stick to an immigration figure devised…a decade ago, which has never been met” – Davidson
“In or out of the EU, our task remains the same: to be open, not closed, to the world around us. To always look outwards for opportunities, not inwards for cold comfort.”