Over 60 per cent of the homes being built will be “affordable” under Khan’s definition. This is well above the usual target of 35 per cent – yet they still oppose.
Councils need to use their own land to boost development – without the Mayor of London being able to get in the way.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
The huge variation in costs does suggest that some councils, including mine, are likely to be paying over the odds.
Embracing this crude Marxist fiction has put the Conservative Party at risk of lasting electoral damage, particularly in London.
Our residents remember the promise: “No ifs, no buts, no third runway at Heathrow”.
The Conservative by-election candidate Dan Watkins is a local champion of the community.
In Tooting, we have harnessed ‘People Power’ to change our area for the better under the terms of legislation passed by the last government.
The pace of change between each election will leave obsolete the relatively stable arrangements that we know now.
A 58 per cent rise in the tax over the last two decades should serve as a warning against further hikes.
If the capital grows, as it has done, so should its boundaries. We cannot stick our head in the sand to the changing needs of our great cities.
An extra band or two of Council Tax would be fairer than Labour’s “Mansion Tax”
Each council is due to save £10 million a year due to the arrangement.
10,000 new homes could be delivered on small disused spaces on public land, such as old laundries, garages and store sheds
Camden, Haringey, Lambeth, Wandsworth…. At the age of 50, they now seem natural units and alternatives are hard to imagine.