A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
It was described earlier this week as ‘the election issue yet to bark’. But it seems that this sleeping dog has finally awoken.
Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
The rest of our economy is shifting to greater sustainability. The system to provide places to live should do the same.
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.
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.
We should move from a planning permission-led system to a building permit-led system. Design rules should be strict, clear, but limited.
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.