A super council would make decision-making more remote; the natural division provided by the Chiltern Hills should be recognised.
Posts Tagged: infrastructure
Judy Terry: Councils should take note of what it takes to be listed as a “best places to live” in the property supplements
A safe place with the best schools, well maintained public spaces, sports facilities, and transport links make locations desirable
In Wandsworth we are working with employers and further education colleges – and providing the infrastructure needed for economic growth.
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.
Our city needs leadership focused on investment, infrastructure, jobs, and growth if we are to compete with places such as Manchester.
Guy Senior: Keeping Council Tax low and serving our people well is still the key message in Wandsworth
We are seeing 20,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, and the first new tube station in the borough for 90 years.
James Palmer: Solving the housing crisis needs proper infrastructure – Network Rail is holding us back
This wasteful bureaucratic behemoth is delaying the new stations we need. Conservatives should champion a radical approach with more competition.
We need to inspire young people into these careers if we are to deliver our ambitious infrastructure agenda and the industrial strategy.
Once free of EU regulations, the Government can finally revive Britain’s long-neglected network of regional airfields to bring regions closer to major markets.
Natalie Elphicke: Not since the moon landings have we built 300,000 houses a year. Here’s how that target can be met.
Right now, a whole host of things are said to be top infrastructure priorities. Yet, remarkably, housing is not among them. This needs to change.
“If it was the case that the Government… pulled out of contracts whenever a profit warning was issued, that would be the best way to ensure that companies failed and jobs were lost.”
The Government must always stand up to businesses’ excesses, without losing sight of the huge benefits that partnerships have brought.
Carillion’s collapse would be tough for any government – but for the Party of business it is twice as dangerous
The price of being thought business-minded is that it reflects particularly badly on Tory ministers when the private sector gets it wrong.
Transport for the North can now set its own priorities and make its own plans – but Westminster must devolve more powers to allow it to reach its full potential.
Sponsored Post: Darren Caplan: Rail funding is heading in the right direction, but more must be done to smooth ‘boom and bust’
Since my last article, there has been real progress to improve rail funding overall. Next we should consider how to reduce uncertainty within the supply chain.