The rest of our economy is shifting to greater sustainability. The system to provide places to live should do the same.
Posts Tagged: Planning Policy
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
That means easing onerous planning restrictions and ending George Osborne’s misguided crackdown on buy-to-let landlords.
The local election aftermath. May and Corbyn are like two spooked children, drawing nearer for comfort as the thunder rages.
Will they now seek to appease turbulent voters by rushing her-deal-plus-the-Customs-Union through the Commons?
A Guardian author suggesting otherwise is wrong. The picture we get is of mostly stable land ownership.
The key to better quality and design is to go one step further back to the developers’ raw material – land.
Nicholas Boys Smith: Why do we build fewer homes proportionally than most other countries? Where’s the smoking gun?
We should move from a planning permission-led system to a building permit-led system. Design rules should be strict, clear, but limited.
Joel Charles: After May’s conference speech and Hammond’s Budget, opportunity must be our core objective
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP sets out plans on tax, housing deficits and debt to help achieve inter-generational justice.
Stephen Booth: Why No Deal will only shave a small slice off growth – if we act wisely over the medium-term
Brexit won’t be the most important factor shaping our growth over the next decade or so, whether we leave with an agreement or without one.
“Our friends and neighbours in social housing should not have to put up with second-rate homes.” May’s housing speech: full text.
The rise of social housing provided “biggest collective leap in living standards in British history”. Today, housing associations are the keepers of that legacy.
New research out today calculates that granting a piece of land planning permission for new houses makes it dramatically more valuable.
Bob Seely: Yes, Brexit and leadership are important. But so’s everything else. Here are some ideas for the future.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
As Sir Roger Scruton notes: “Architecture is a public art: whether we like it or not, we are forced to witness it.”
Given the long lead times involved in constructing new homes, we can’t afford to let the Government’s weakness or distracted state delay us.