Rigid, centralised planning rules are preventing Britain’s towns from adapting organically to changes in how we live, work, and shop.
Posts Tagged: Planning
Nicholas Boys Smith: The housing mission that Scruton and I pursued is inspired by a quest for beauty
The co-Chair of the Government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission wraps up our mini-series on housing.
In the second piece in our mini-series, the Chair of Homes for the North argues that driving public investment in housing towards the South East is not sustainable.
Alex Morton: Johnson’s electoral success rests on helping people move from renting to owning their home
Housing played a small role in the 2019 election, but the first piece in a new mini-series notes that home ownership is the key driver of voter behaviour.
In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
We need to decentralise and devolve where communities are trusted and empowered. Let’s encourage higher density together with good thoughtful design.
The Manifesto is modest though the reality may prove more radical. Our most important challenge is to supply more attractive new homes.
Garvan Walshe: How the majority needed to deliver Brexit will thwart the reform needed to make a success of it
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
Joe Shalam: A New Homes Network and a Boris Builds scheme. What a Conservative housing policy should look like.
It was described earlier this week as ‘the election issue yet to bark’. But it seems that this sleeping dog has finally awoken.
Andy Street: Brownfield First works in the West Midlands. The Conservatives should commit to rolling it out elsewhere.
Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
Matt Kilcoyne: The Conservative manifesto. Wooing Labour heartlands with socialist policy is a doomed strategy.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
Neil O’Brien: How we can win support from younger voters – and turn our present strength into an enduring majority
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
Yesterday’s announcement of Government’s design guidance is a very welcome step in the right direction.
If we are serious about rebalancing, we could move the capital from London to Manchester.