We have asked those shortlisted for the nomination a series of questions and we will be running their responses during the course of the day.
Posts Tagged: Housing
Downing Street sends a not-very-subtle message in its choice of successors in the mini-reshuffle.
No clearer signal could be sent that the Haltemprice and Howden MP is out on his own. But the promotion will lose Raab some friends even as it delivers a new gain in status.
Unfair tax increases and restrictions will reduce the housing supply and make homelessness worse.
Syed Kamall: This time round, I’m not seeking to stand. But here’s an agenda for a Conservative Mayor of London.
Rather than “one size fits all” directives from City Hall we must allow local communities to have the chance to innovate.
We offer social housing with traditional design and also saving our tenants around £500 a year on fuel bills. The Government should back this approach.
The focus is on the choice of candidate. But the first consideration should be what the message should be and how it can be conveyed.
What Brokenshire is up to as Communities Secretary, sorry, Housing Secretary, sorry, Communities Secretary
He wants to take people with him in his quest to hit the Government’s target. But will radical policy ideas fit with his emollient political approach?
Since 2010 there have been 90,730 sales through Right to Buy and councils have delivered 94 per cent of the replacements required to meet the one-for-one target.
Onward proposes helping half a million young people by lending them a deposit in the same way that government underwrites some of their mortgage costs.
And, as Boles says, we will never build the number of homes we need unless the state is building 100,000 a year.
People’s preferences are clear. But the current system insists on bringing forward designs that jar painfully with them.
Districts decide on the applications, counties provide the infrastructure. Better collaboration is needed. We build communities; not just properties.
Far from being a loss to the community they are more often derelict buildings and surplus land which can be used for housing.
The Church Commissioners owns 100,000 acres – and rather more than that is owned by the dioceses. Yet the number of extra homes being built on that land is derisory.