Beautiful, popular, healthy and sustainable new places should be the natural result of working within the system, not the consequence of working against it.
The start of a new fortnightly series on ConservativeHome considering the broader trends behind the results in different parts of the country.
Annual net migration currently suggests 55,000 more homes a year since the 2014 projections – more than the entire rise planned after the housing row.
I would like to reply, again, to Henry Hill – as part of our debate on the best way to build in Britain.
Clarity is needed that “levelling up” is not intended to mean class war against the more affluent.
Bob Seely is wrong – building more homes is not just about ‘local people’.
We need a thriving construction workforce. A shortage of skilled workers has been exacerbated by foreign-born workers returning home.
The key is not just to get homes built, but to provide realistic pathways to ownership for middle- and working-class families.
It is nonsense to suggest that ‘levelling up’ demands misdirecting building targets to places where housing is already affordable.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.
The lessons from history are clear. If you give stakeholders no reason to back reform, you will fail.
The key theme in the Planning White Paper is local consent, which could unlock the door to new development.
New housing must strengthen, not undermine a sense of community. Guildford residents don’t want the sort of tower blocks seen in Woking.
Some good things, a few bad ones, some absences – and an opportunity missed not so much to level up Britain as to level with voters.
With a new devolution settlement councils can boost economic growth and provide improvements to the services people rely upon every day.