New research out today calculates that granting a piece of land planning permission for new houses makes it dramatically more valuable.
Posts Tagged: Planning
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.
It is quite possible to build attractive new homes – and to use some of the proceeds to enhance the environment.
Simon Fawthrop: Why I’ve asked for planning permission to build flats in the Mayor of London’s back garden
Khan wants to remove any parking requirements for developments within 800m of a transport hub or town centre. So why won’t he thank me?
We have a civic duty to uphold and defend our collective natural inheritance. The planning system is not flawless but it has an important role.
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.
Philip Booth: Housing. Why this Tory fascination with statism? Let’s give the market a chance instead.
In other words, let us do things a bit more like everywhere else in the world and a bit more like we used to in the UK.
Christine Hobson: How on earth can Conservatives in Guisborough select candidates for elections in Middlesbrough?
We can make progress in these local elections next year – but not if we’re frustrated by stupid new rules.
The Government should intervene against council’s that fail to meet statutory deadlines – especially on proposals of national importance.
What Brokenshire is up to as Communities Secretary, sorry, Housing Secretary, sorry, Communities Secretary
He wants to take people with him in his quest to hit the Government’s target. But will radical policy ideas fit with his emollient political approach?
Onward proposes helping half a million young people by lending them a deposit in the same way that government underwrites some of their mortgage costs.
And, as Boles says, we will never build the number of homes we need unless the state is building 100,000 a year.
People’s preferences are clear. But the current system insists on bringing forward designs that jar painfully with them.
Districts decide on the applications, counties provide the infrastructure. Better collaboration is needed. We build communities; not just properties.