Over ten years we are providing 1,900 new homes for Oxfordshire. They will be a wide range of properties. That is because we believe in choice.
Here is one firm’s account of how unnecessary costs and delay in the planning system holds them back. Timescales promised by councils are not honoured.
Roger Scruton is advising the Government on ensuring new buildings are beautiful. But defeating the architectural establishment will not be easy.
His recommendations look likely to be accepted. Greater diversity of type and design is to be encouraged – rather than the imposition of uniformity.
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
For councils – unlike others in the public sector – austerity has been real. It is ending. But planning powers are being diminished.
In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP sets out plans on tax, housing deficits and debt to help achieve inter-generational justice.
Brexit won’t be the most important factor shaping our growth over the next decade or so, whether we leave with an agreement or without one.
The rise of social housing provided “biggest collective leap in living standards in British history”. Today, housing associations are the keepers of that legacy.
New research out today calculates that granting a piece of land planning permission for new houses makes it dramatically more valuable.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
It is quite possible to build attractive new homes – and to use some of the proceeds to enhance the environment.
Khan wants to remove any parking requirements for developments within 800m of a transport hub or town centre. So why won’t he thank me?
We have a civic duty to uphold and defend our collective natural inheritance. The planning system is not flawless but it has an important role.
As Sir Roger Scruton notes: “Architecture is a public art: whether we like it or not, we are forced to witness it.”