We will have one shot at getting the revision of the Planning Framework right. This makes the next eighteen months critical for the Conservatives’ long-term future.
Posts Tagged: Planning
Britain could flourish under the minimalist WTO-type settlement that seems to be his bottom line. But it is not the optimal outcome, and threatens a significant downside.
The rise in planning permissions has not been matched by an equal rise in new homes being built.
His Telegraph article message: “Britain can flourish on WTO”. And how it will inevitably be read: “With May out of Number 10 – and me in”. Watch for calls for his dismissal.
People are willing to accept new development if the design is right.
The problem is that until the Conservatives are serious about selling more state land to build attractive housing it is just talk.
Judy Terry: The arrogance of planning officers is blocking the chance of the new homes being built that we need
Endless housing conferences organised by the public sector have been held without a single developer or industry representative being invited to speak.
This act of sabotage can only undermine the public trust that is needed to increase the housing supply.
Behind the ‘jobs miracle’ lies a system, built on tax credits, which subsidises low pay and encourages businesses to over-hire at the expense of investment.
A victory for Create Streets which has been making the case that beauty matters and that high density does not need to mean high rise.
The second piece in our mini-series on housing argues that the planning system needs a far greater focus on buildings that people like.
If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.
Nicky Morgan: This election, doorstep reaction – and why we must focus the Brexit conversation on economic security
Most people I’m meeting seem either pro-Leave or resigned to it happening – and believing that Theresa May is best-placed to see it through.
The first time most people know a development is happening is when the piling rig arrives.
Successful Singapore is simply copying what previous Conservative governments have done – namely, to deliver directly hundreds of thousands of new houses.