Some places might not be able to support a full time shop, pub, or post office, but could support a unit that operates as all three at different times of the day
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We can make our village, town, and city centres better places than they were before the crisis: more humane, more beautiful, and more liveable.
Local design codes could be simplified, but based on local tastes and preferences through consultation.
Planners and architects are contemptuous of public opinion. It is naive to assume otherwise.
Brokenshire feels the dismissal of Scruton “could have been handled differently”. But the work to ensure new homes are attractive will continue.
Proper visual preference surveys would help ensure attractive, new buildings – which people actually like.
Nicholas Boys Smith: Why do we build fewer homes proportionally than most other countries? Where’s the smoking gun?
We should move from a planning permission-led system to a building permit-led system. Design rules should be strict, clear, but limited.
New research out today calculates that granting a piece of land planning permission for new houses makes it dramatically more valuable.
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.
After Poundbury, the Prince of Wales is doing it again – more beautiful new homes are on the way.
This act of sabotage can only undermine the public trust that is needed to increase the housing supply.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower calamity – and regardless of it – asserting property rights is not enough
A Conservative MP has led the way in proposing how London could be rebalanced away from the super-rich and back towards the mass of its citizens.
Successful Singapore is simply copying what previous Conservative governments have done – namely, to deliver directly hundreds of thousands of new houses.
Lord Lexden’s Bill provides an opportunity to bring real localism and better design to building new homes.