Some of the arguments for a directly elected or mayoral model seem to be set up against a straw man.
Posts Tagged: Planning
Sean Woodward: Welborne Garden Village will provide not just beautiful new homes but a strong new community too.
The Design Codes will ensure the quality of the development – and an umistakeable sense of belonging.
We need a new cross-departmental task force for flood-risk development, overseen by a new ministerial post.
John Myers: Treasury rules thwart profit-sharing partnerships that could allow attractive development by local communities
Dilapidated sheds lining disused back alleys have enormous potential to become charming mews lined with cottages.
Approval for the idea provided welcome relief from the dirigiste gushing at the select committee hearing this week.
Not just bricks and wood, but fabric. Councils can reduce carbon emissions by delivering development in this way.
Local producers can market their goods to residents, where the profits can be reinvested in the community.
John Redwood: We’re free of EU membership and can motor to our own destiny. But still drive nervously in L-plates. Why?
There should be a growth target to complement the inflation target – to drive government departments to take actions that will promote more UK activity and jobs.
Local elections in depth: In Coventry, denying housing association tenants the right to buy hits the Conservatives
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
Eamonn Ives: Markets, price signals, and supply-side reforms can hasten decarbonisation. Ministers take note.
Extending carbon pricing would serve as a constant pressure on emissions. But it won’t be enough on its own.
Against a post-pandemic background of shortages, prices rises and higher taxes, how much protest will there be over the growing size of the state?
Ryan Bourne: Housing. Gove is poised to dump radical supply side reform. And subsidise younger peoples’ mortgages instead.
Faced with political resistance, the Conservative Party seems to be abandoning not just the policy but its understanding of the problem.
Bim Afolami: After the reshuffle, back to the future – NHS queues, rising energy bills, and higher prices
For all the focus elsewhere, the most important domestic department for the next two years will be the Department of Health.
Small firms can’t cope with the red tape. A typical Victorian terraced house would be illegal if it was built today.
Building more houses is a necessary but not sufficient means of ensuring rising home ownership for younger people.