Councils need to use their own land to boost development – without the Mayor of London being able to get in the way.
Posts Tagged: Social Housing
With sensible changes to things like direct payments and access to information, the new system can work better for everybody.
The failure to deliver on the promise to provide them with a right to buy is a missed opportunity.
Knocking down semi-detached and detached homes is the wrong way to increase the housing density – build on the post-industrial land instead.
A quick and modest change in the regulations would allow local authorities to build more on their own land.
My continuation as a councillor would be likely to serve as a distraction as the council deals with major, pressing issues.
The Government needs to make a decision on our post-Brexit economic model, reinvigorate the Conservatives in office – and win the votes of the next generation.
We have our reservations about the Foreign Secretary, but concede that he alone, of those Ministers who spoke this week, made the Tory message sing.
The huge variation in costs does suggest that some councils, including mine, are likely to be paying over the odds.
The Secretary of State says Government has been focusing on affordable homes, and has helped build more council houses in last 5 years than Labour did in previous 13.
Reconstructing May 1) She won’t win the battle for the future if Corbyn defines the battles of the past.
The Prime Minister has a long story of progressive toryism to tell. Moral authority must not be conceded to Labour.
The housing charity Shelter has warned that the idea could have unintended harmful consequences.
A better way forward is to boost the range available in the private rented sector by an increase in the Local Housing Allowance.
Iain Dale: Feel for the Grenfell judge. Nothing he could say or do would appease those who claim to speak for the victims.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
While London is experiencing the greatest demand for housing, the prospect of building in the capital is fraught with political risk.