The Government has to balance the need to get lots more houses built with its duty to protect buyers from unscrupulous builders.
Posts Tagged: Housing
The terrible state of council housing across London undermines community spirit and encourages drug dealing and gang violence. The Mayor is failing to show any leadership.
Onward, FREER, the revitalised CPS. The Tory MPs involved in all these will have to take some risks if they’re to get off the groumd.
Gary Porter: Better partnership with central Government has given Conservative councils the chance to deliver
Extolling the virtues of the Localism Act might not be a big vote winner of the doorstep – but the many achievements it has made possible are having an impact.
Labour promised thousands of new social homes when they took over in 2014. They have only built six a year.
Under Labour the local football club has been treated appallingly and crime has been allowed to rise. The Conservatives offer a bold and positive alternative.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
It’s in the district council elections that the Conservatives are strongest – and so have the most to lose
The final part of our series this week on May’s elections. Will there be a LibDem revival – which polls have yet to indicate?
While some may argue that this article would be better suited on a Labour Party site, to me the idea of protecting ways of life from extinction is as conservative as it gets.
It’s remarkable that the official public body that advises the Government on such issues seems not to have published a report on this topic since 2011.
Tim Pollard: In Croydon, Labour is going through a tortuous process to block the right to buy for future council tenants
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.
It is not a fix-all, but I hope its measures will produce a real improvement in the number of people who become homeless in the first place.
The Government should return to the approach championed in 1988, and abandon the practice of punishing landlords.
Our New Generation programme will be tasked with producing policies in areas that are of pressing concern to voters: tax, enterprise, housing, welfare.