Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
Posts Tagged: Housing
Should there be a right to extend your house upwards by a floor or two? The residents in each street should be allowed to decide.
The key to better quality and design is to go one step further back to the developers’ raw material – land.
The people of Suffolk are not “nimbies”. But ignoring concerns about traffic congestion and ugliness achieves nothing.
He learned at Westminster Council and City Hall the politics of persuading people to agree.
Our borough is still recovering from the Grenfell tragedy. We’re working hard to share information on how decisions are made.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
Gary Porter: Self-build and custom build will become increasingly important to delivering the new homes we need
In the UK, we have lost the capacity for individuals to provide or commission homes individually tailored to their needs.
Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
Jeopardising local beauty and conservation for the sake of housebuilding is a real problem for councillors. We have to defend our communities.
We must drive this project forward. It is a vital piece of infrastructure which could allow a million new homes to be built. But we need to sort out the route.
Other countries manage to do this far better than we do; it is not right that Britain should fall behind on such a simple act.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
Applying it to second properties would see more stimulation in the market and see a quick and notable rise in established properties selling.
The good news is that it means great potential to increase the housing supply. Bold planning changes are needed.