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Helen Evans: Housing associations need to work with the Government to boost oportunities for home ownership
We need more people to have their own place to live. But we don’t want to make increasing supply more challenging.
How can ministers claim to be ‘levelling up’ the country when they are slashing targets for the North and Midlands in favour of the overcrowded South?
My experience in local government has convinced me that change is needed to deliver the beautiful and affordable housing that communities need.
Ben Southwood: The Government’s housing plans need to be refined – not scrapped. They will work if the detail is got right.
These figures will change substantially in the final version of the algorithm, especially because it will take into account green belt restrictions.
It’s important to stress that those generated for an area’s need will not necessarily be the same as its ultimate targets.
Instead of giving developers free licence to ruin communities, it should give local government the power to force them to build where they already can.
Neil O’Brien: The next algorithm disaster – coming to a Conservative constituency near you. This time, it’s housing growth.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
Richard Holden: My young constituents want to pay less tax and afford a home. We must lift the University debts that hold them back.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
New NHS hospitals do not need to be ugly. It is for the good of patients, hospital staff, and civil society, that they should be attractive buildings.
Limiting councils’ discretion could lead to a lot of fuss for little real change. The real problem is a geographically unbalanced economy.
Robert Largan: We need a National Skills Strategy Skills policy. Not oversaturating our labour market with graduates.
After a decade of political upheaval, the country is ready for a decade of renewal. It is about time that we followed the example of FDR’s New Deal.
Tom Harwood: Implementing the Planning White Paper will stem the tide of young people turning to Labour
The new zone proposals will take away the effective monopoly of the big developers, allowing a genuine market to deliver for people.
Nicholas Boys Smith: Quantity and quality – why the Planning White Paper is getting the big questions right
It accepts that the beauty and liveability of the new settlements we create matters. Far too few new places achieve this.
The Local Government Association points the finger at developers, but their interpretation of the evidence is misleading.