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Posts Tagged: Planning
The Lib Dems have thrown £1m of taxpayer money, around 20 per cent of the Council Tax receipts, at new hobby projects, with no defined benefits for the coming year.
Part two of our weekly series on the local election, focusing on the district council contests.
The decision illustrates how previous parliaments have freighted the process of policy-making with an increasingly onerous lattice of ill-defined obligations.
The author of the final piece in our mini-series identifies corporation tax, stamp duty, national insurance and investment allowances as targets for action.
We must level-up the country. By providing the funds we need, the Government will send a vote of confidence in the power of local decision-making.
Allowing developers to negotiate at a very local level to provide compensation directly to the community would factor in beauty, practicality and social costs.
They are continuing to implement planning policies they have declared themselves opposed to.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”
To make the most of the policy’s potential, Government must pair it with a raft of other reforms.
If we’re really going solve it and “build better” as Scruton wished then we need massive changes.
The Treasury fights back. How it plans to drive radical reform – and become “the Government’s internal think tank”
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
Local design codes could be simplified, but based on local tastes and preferences through consultation.
Stephen Greenhalgh and Nick Botterill: Under Labour, Hammersmith & Fulham has become a borough of missed opportunity
The chance for new housing, of an improved standard, has been sabotaged. The dream of home ownership for thousands has been thwarted.
Rigid, centralised planning rules are preventing Britain’s towns from adapting organically to changes in how we live, work, and shop.