Lockdown has also helped re-forge bonds of neighbourliness, and reminded us of what matters in our homes, streets, neighbourhoods.
Posts Tagged: Planning
The former show definitively why it is so important that Benfield Valley continues to exist as a green wedge in the city.
We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.
Finding a new Chief of Staff is only the start of the changes that Johnson needs to make his government work.
The White Paper accepts that place-making and urban design play a vital role in the edification of the human person.
Ricky Bower: Some of the proposed planning reforms are welcome. But localism should not be sacrificed.
Blaming councils for delays is often unfair. Often the highways authorities delay providing the infrastructure needed.
Whitehall must understand that if an algorithm offers up cherished green spaces to hungry developers, there will be a local backlash.
Ryan Bourne: If you want to feed hungry children, don’t target food poverty. Aim to reduce poverty as a whole.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
Law abiding local citizens face continuous harassment. Genuine problems caused by illegal activity are ignored.
Victorian and Edwardian warehousing should be renovated and turned into accommodation, rather than torn down.
“I cannot support this policy”…”huge concerns”…”levelling over green fields with concrete”. Tory MPs on the Government’s housing plans.
Nineteen Conservative backbenchers spoke against the policy. It’s doubtful whether a top-down targets system will pass the Commons.
Releasing industrial land to build homes and preventative measures to tackle violent crime are the policies we need.
As housing day opens at the Tory conference, our survey finds Party members split on Johnson’s planning reforms
Forty-six per cent of respondents back the plans and forty per cent don’t, which mirrors the divisions seen elsewhere.
Communities demand a real say on development. Planners can’t get away with fake consultations any longer.
There’s a Covid-19 debate today, the Internal Market Bill tomorrow, a housing measure on Wednesday – plus maybe the Brady amendment.