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Posts Tagged: Planning
Alex Morton: Scrapping planning won’t happen. And increasing permissions won’t work. Why we need a new Housing Guarantee.
The local plan process must remain at the heart of planning, so we must find a way to work within the existing framework.
While MPs undermine efforts to develop a proper strategy, Jenrick channels Ridley to get houses built
The rate of successful appeals is apparently running higher even than it did during the 1980s.
James Olney: Underwriting mortgage risk and a stamp duty holiday won’t deliver the home ownership we need
Ministers cannot simply continue to perpetuate a broken system because of the painfully obvious but so often unspoken political risk implicit in reforming the market.
Robert Jenrick MP, Saqib Bhatti MP, the One Powerhouse Consortium and AECOM discuss how to solve regional inequality.
The second in a series of pieces on ConHome this week’s looking forward to the elections this spring.
Never mind a coal mine – housing is where Jenrick’s planning power really lies. And he can use it to build, build, build.
Like Ridley in the 1980s, the Secretary of State can brute-force his way past the NIMBY’s blocking tactics by granting appeals.
We want surplus land used to generate energy from biodigesters, sunlight, water, wind, or even hydrogen, that could be sold directly to local people.
We should be converting more shops. It is not just a question of creating homes. Our town centres desperately need an economic vaccine.
Residents who seek to develop derelict public sector sites need some protection from bureaucratic obstruction.
There has been a power grab by the Scottish Government. Decisions made by councillors have been overturned.
A community veto against changing street names and destroying statues is not unreasonable.
They have existing infrastructure in place. But improved intercity transport is needed as well as building new homes.
If the Government won’t force the Tory shires to build more houses, perhaps it should bribe them instead
It’s time to stop pretending there is any way to solve the shortage without building in the South and face up to what it will take to get that done.
Allowing us to have a say at the outset would be in the interests of developers and the local community.