Unused land classified for industrial use could instead provide much needed new homes.
Urban form also matters if the housing supply is to be increased in a way that is popular. A good community relies on the way buildings connect to each other.
The difficulty is that social workers will be given a veto. Therefore very few children will be given this opportunity.
The Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force in April. But councils should use their public health budgets to provide specialist help to those who need it.
Will it be bad news for democracy in Tower Hamlets in 2018? The old tactics of toxic allegations in anonymous leaflets are being seen again.
This is the way to regenerate high streets and boost the supply of affordable housing. Yet planning policies are still too obstructive.
The EU’s petulant announcement that the UK is no longer eligible to compete for European Capital of Culture makes the national award all the more important.
Let’s have someone with a Dick Whittington “upwardly mobile” life story to inspire Londoners with a message of sunlit uplands positivity.
This weakening of local accountability makes it all the more important for Conservatives to offer voters a clear alternative.
Cleethorpes was always a bustling seaside town – but continuous mismanagement means it is in real danger of losing its great reputation.
There are also questions for the Department of Transport about funding schemes that have led to more accidents.
Greater localism is to be welcomed – but we must beware of extremists seeking new town councils as a chance to grab power.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Newcastle-under-Lyme but lost a seat to an independent in Torridge and the Lib Dems in Waverley.
After Poundbury, the Prince of Wales is doing it again – more beautiful new homes are on the way.
Small firms have had to struggle due to bureaucratic inertia by some councils. At least the culprits have been identified.