The chance for new housing, of an improved standard, has been sabotaged. The dream of home ownership for thousands has been thwarted.
Rigid, centralised planning rules are preventing Britain’s towns from adapting organically to changes in how we live, work, and shop.
The co-Chair of the Government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission wraps up our mini-series on housing.
Driving public investment in housing towards the South East is surely not sustainable for a Government committed to rebalancing the economy.
Housing played a small role in the 2019 election, but the first piece in our new mini-series notes that home ownership is the key driver of voter behaviour.
In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
We need to decentralise and devolve where communities are trusted and empowered. Let’s encourage higher density together with good thoughtful design.
The Manifesto is modest though the reality may prove more radical. Our most important challenge is to supply more attractive new homes.
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
It was described earlier this week as ‘the election issue yet to bark’. But it seems that this sleeping dog has finally awoken.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
Yesterday’s announcement of Government’s design guidance is a very welcome step in the right direction.
If we are serious about rebalancing, we could move the capital from London to Manchester.
This is a return to the agenda of Sir Eric Pickles. It should help show the community benefits of new housing.
In Gosport, employment is a greater priority than new housing. Top down targets fail to allow for local needs.