That means easing onerous planning restrictions and ending George Osborne’s misguided crackdown on buy-to-let landlords.
Posts Tagged: Planning
Gary Porter: The local elections weren’t just about Brexit. Hostility to new housing was a big factor.
The Government has committed to building 300,000 new homes by the mid-2020s. But we need to deliver this with public consent.
The long-awaited Liberal Democrat revival in their traditional strongholds finally transpired. But the independents also made big gains.
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 deal has been agreed between West Sussex County Council and Gatwick Airport on improving community housing and infrastructure.
Brokenshire feels the dismissal of Scruton “could have been handled differently”. But the work to ensure new homes are attractive will continue.
Proper visual preference surveys would help ensure attractive, new buildings – which people actually like.
A Guardian author suggesting otherwise is wrong. The picture we get is of mostly stable land ownership.
We have embarked on our largest house-building project since the 1970s, by developing council-owned land.
A more collaborative approach with the districts over planning approval could avoid unnecessary complexity and delay.
Council planning officers impose extra costs, which make it harder to restore redundant buildings.
Why not build more co-working spaces into large retail units, to fit modern lifestyles? Places like Pret A Manger already double as mobile offices for many people.
Should there be a right to extend your house upwards by a floor or two? The residents in each street should be allowed to decide.
The key to better quality and design is to go one step further back to the developers’ raw material – land.
The people of Suffolk are not “nimbies”. But ignoring concerns about traffic congestion and ugliness achieves nothing.