Zoning, and a rules-based approach, offer a real improvement over the present command and control regime.
Posts Tagged: Planning
Reaching the target means changing the type of housing that gets built. But planning reform is already a sensitive topic for Conservative MPs.
Local elections in depth: Tunbridge Wells illustrates the challenge of overcoming distrust of new developments
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
Bim Afolami: The big question facing Johnson. What does fiscal conservatism mean in an age of the big state?
My view is that the only way to help square this circle is to rediscover our concern for public service reform.
I intend to restore public trust, to restore our reputation, and to give residents a reason to vote.
Nicholas Boys Smith: Planning reform is not just about numbers. We need development that people want.
Beautiful, popular, healthy and sustainable new places should be the natural result of working within the system, not the consequence of working against it.
The start of a new fortnightly series on ConservativeHome considering the broader trends behind the results in different parts of the country.
Alex Morton: Ministers can have more houses or higher immigration. But they won’t be able to get away with both.
Annual net migration currently suggests 55,000 more homes a year since the 2014 projections – more than the entire rise planned after the housing row.
Bob Seely: The case against planning revolutionaries – and their flawed assumptions about how to get housing done
I would like to reply, again, to Henry Hill – as part of our debate on the best way to build in Britain.
Clarity is needed that “levelling up” is not intended to mean class war against the more affluent.
Bob Seely is wrong – building more homes is not just about ‘local people’.
We need a thriving construction workforce. A shortage of skilled workers has been exacerbated by foreign-born workers returning home.
Adrian Lee: Rent to Buy could allow the Government to revive the dream of a property-owning democracy
The key is not just to get homes built, but to provide realistic pathways to ownership for middle- and working-class families.
It is nonsense to suggest that ‘levelling up’ demands misdirecting building targets to places where housing is already affordable.
Nick King: Levelling up. The challenge is less defining it than delivering it, for which Johnson will need the private sector.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.