We will have one shot at getting the revision of the Planning Framework right. This makes the next eighteen months critical for the Conservatives’ long-term future.
Posts Tagged: home ownership
With the stakes as high as they are, the Tories need to throw the kitchen sink at the Opposition to drag themselves ahead in the polls.
While London is experiencing the greatest demand for housing, the prospect of building in the capital is fraught with political risk.
There is a big political prize to be had for the Conservative Party to improving the rights of millions of property owners and bringing them up to equality
For all his manifesto mistakes, his core take is correct. The key people in elections are who he has always said they are: lower middle-class, provincial, home-owning voters.
Transparency, independent checks, and equal rights with the private sector are needed to reduce charges,
News schemes should include shared equity homes reserved for people under 30 years old.
According to the originators of the Labour policy, the owner of a £300,000 house would be liable for tax of £4,950 a year.
The second piece in our mini-series on housing argues that the planning system needs a far greater focus on buildings that people like.
The first piece in our mini-series on housing argues for the reduction of barriers to entry for the SMEs that are key to hitting the housebuilding targets.
The policy has been applied in Vancouver – and meant that house prices fell.
It might be assumed rising prices would mean more people giving up on the idea – not so.
Addressing their concerns is not only the right thing to do – it is also electorally sound in the long run.
A simpler deal should be offered to councils and more of the proceeds spent on replacement properties.
We sometimes forget the downside of Macmillan’s legacy – rushed housing that later cost a fortune to put right.