“We need more homes, in the right places, at the right time, and I don’t really care who builds them or who owns them”, says Ben Everitt.
It increasingly seems to have moved away from a strategy to a phrase wheeled out whenever someone wants to justify a policy or idea they’ve had.
Some £18 billion a year is incurred as a cost to the taxpayer as a result of reoffending.
Zoning, and a rules-based approach, offer a real improvement over the present command and control regime.
The fourth part of a series on ConHome this week about the politics of race and ethnicity in Britain today.
Reaching the target means changing the type of housing that gets built. But planning reform is already a sensitive topic for Conservative MPs.
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
One of the more seductive myths in the housing debate is that there is enough brownfield land to satisfy our building needs.
My view is that the only way to help square this circle is to rediscover our concern for public service reform.
I intend to restore public trust, to restore our reputation, and to give residents a reason to vote.
The further the act of leaving the EU recedes, the more 2019’s Tory voters will move on – as two recent by-elections reminded us.
There are dozens of policies, tax changes and other levers that government can pull to climate proof our homes.
While Blair, Brown and Cameron scuttled off indecorously after leaving Number 10, she remains in the Commons and tries to hold Johnson to account.
Beautiful, popular, healthy and sustainable new places should be the natural result of working within the system, not the consequence of working against it.
These would allow individual streets, when a large majority of homeowners agree, to give themselves permission to increase the size of their houses.