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.
Posts Tagged: Planning
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
Her needs to deliver bold measures, but also show that he can read the politics and mood of the party and country.
Only six per cent of land is built on. Yet the planning system is still blocking perfectly reasonable development proposals.
James Fredrickson: Commitment to expanding the housing supply is welcome news – but the private sector must lead the way
Expanding the supply of available land means reviewing access to the green belt. It is contentious but nothing worth doing comes easy.
The Government needs to announce a hit list of five to ten councils where they will intervene where the gap between delivery and target is greatest.
One radical option would be a new DCLG housing fund that local authorities would be able to bid for, if they can show there is support for more homes in their area.
Too often the opportunity for new homes that are popular and beautiful is being missed.
The youth vote is not one homogenous lump: more than half of school leavers won’t go to university, and won’t benefit from more generous student loan terms.
Space requirements prevent single young people getting on the housing ladder and make overcrowding worse.
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.
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.