They are also failing to bring local communities with them. Development must be attractive to win support for the new homes we need.
While sales to private developers might bring immediate capital receipts the long term value of amenities must also be considered. A partnership approach is needed.
Ultimately it is the responsibility of the people of that city to vote to halt the ecological vandalism taking place on a huge scale.
The Education Endowment Foundation is not impartial. It was an error to set it up and it should receive no more public money. Others are better suited to the challenge.
In the only contest taking place this week Labour held a set in Knowsley.
Security has tightened at nightclubs, and volunteers work with the Police to protect the most vulnerable youngsters as well as the homeless.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
We are seeing 20,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, and the first new tube station in the borough for 90 years.
Setting up a trading arm has proved a complete failure. 844 new homes were promised but so far not a single brick has been laid. The approach to recycling has also proved hopeless.
Setting or streaming tends to benefit high-attaining pupils, but this can be to the detriment of lower-attaining learners.
The Conservatives lost seats to the Lib Dems in Aylesbury Vale and to Labour in Staffordshire Moorlands. But the Conservatives gained seats from UKIP in Thurrock and from an independent in Chiltern.
The principle of “no taxation without representation” should apply. Why should a Swede be able to vote but not a Norwegian?
This wasteful bureaucratic behemoth is delaying the new stations we need. Conservatives should champion a radical approach with more competition.
As the streets continue to be covered in rubbish, Labour has run out of ideas and has become beset by factionalism.
Free schools and academies have found that setting improves standards. It’s time to stop giving huge public funds to academics who disregard this evidence.