The Government is in danger of trying to unpick the housing lock with the wrong key or, in exasperation, simply kicking the door down – which would be a vote-loser.
Posts Tagged: Planning Policy
Councillors need not be passive as planning officers push through ugly developments.
Are high-rise cityscapes doomed to failure? The Manhattan skyline would suggest not. However, what works for New York is not easily translated to London.
Allowing councils to build new green settlements will empower local communities and deliver one million new homes.
If litter is a class issue, then it’s also a gender and generational issue – because, judging by its composition, a disproportionate amount is clearly generated by young males
We need a way of improving the supply, affordability and quality of new housing. The question is whether loosening the Green Belt is going to achieve that.
How this new vehicle can help to break down resistance to building new homes that are desperately needed.
The Starter Homes programme will build up to 100,000 low-cost, high-quality homes over the next five years – all on brownfield sites.
Migration from London is an opportunity to rebalance the British economy
The distinctive characteristic of these new Pink Zones is that they will be designed to work from the bottom up – not the top down
The question isn’t whether one is for development, but rather what development is for
The structure of the housebuilding industry, and the finance system, are the real blocks to progress.
Green belt restrictions aren’t only reason why the most attractive sites for new housing haven’t been developed
The switch in Conservative rhetoric from the “Big Society” to the “global race” comes at an odd time.
The archeologists of the future will discover a strange city where the rich lived underground while those of more limited means squeezed themselves into tiny apartments