We also back demolishing our 48 high rise towers and replacing them with the houses we need. But we also need the correct infrastructure to support them.
Posts Tagged: Planning
The Moggcast. Episode One. “Austerity in the NHS…will be very hard to continue with, however much there are limited resources.”
The Somerset MP in conversation with ConHome on: social care, housing, Brexit and the Lords, Carillion…and the reshuffle.
There is enough land for over half a million homes on derelict sites – while the health service regularly complains of a shortage of funds.
Unused land classified for industrial use could instead provide much needed new homes.
Urban form also matters if the housing supply is to be increased in a way that is popular. A good community relies on the way buildings connect to each other.
Will it be bad news for democracy in Tower Hamlets in 2018? The old tactics of toxic allegations in anonymous leaflets are being seen again.
This is the way to regenerate high streets and boost the supply of affordable housing. Yet planning policies are still too obstructive.
After Poundbury, the Prince of Wales is doing it again – more beautiful new homes are on the way.
Javid has correctly identified the problem. Now he needs to spot who the true culprits are, and what can be done to prevent them causing further harm.
Developers must hand over the payments agreed – and councils need to put more thought into spending it effectively.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
With 6,000 properties lying empty, the Secretary of State has intervened over the failure to produce a local plan.
Productivity varies sharply. In Lambeth a planning officer approves an average of 39 applications a year – in next door Merton its 189.
Councils need to use their own land to boost development – without the Mayor of London being able to get in the way.
We need to face up to a fall in house prices to allow the aspirations of the young to be fulfilled. The alternative is a Corbyn Government.