5,000 new homes are being provided alongside our waterways in the next five years. The proceeds are used to keep our canals, rivers, reservoirs, and docks in good repair.
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It is quite possible to build attractive new homes – and to use some of the proceeds to enhance the environment.
That figure doesn’t include Transport for London’s land – which totals 5,700 acres, equivalent to the size of Camden.
That is bigger than the size of Surrey. The MOD also holds “rights” to another half a million acres.
Only a thousand acres are being released for housing, despite far more being surplus to requirements.
Government departments are too slow to release land for disposal – frustrating the chance for new homes.
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The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
It is an attractive destination, with a friendly population and a fascinating history, but it has been badly let down by officialdom.
His recommendations look likely to be accepted. Greater diversity of type and design is to be encouraged – rather than the imposition of uniformity.
There is enough land for over half a million homes on derelict sites – while the health service regularly complains of a shortage of funds.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
Despite his best efforts progress has been derisory. It must be given priority if the housing crisis is to be eased.
When was the last time you answered your landline? Actually, when was the last time you talked to anyone on the phone at all – out of preference?
Suella Fernandes, Alan Mak, Ryan Shorthouse, James Frayne, Hannah David and others give their view.