Meaningful economic rebalancing will be impossible if the Government doesn't match its ambitious homebuilding targets with an ambitious new planning system.
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Achieving levelling up is about more than just 'fixing the Green Book'
Ending the planning system’s rationing of homes is essential to end England’s systemic shortage of housing.
Ending the planning system’s rationing of homes through its discretionary granting of planning permissions is essential to end England’s systemic shortage of housing, and the housing crises in the most unaffordable cities and large towns.
Centre for Cities has responded to two important consultations for the White Paper on planning reform within England.
Our recent research, along with findings from What Works Growth, found that Benefit Cost Ratios are not biased towards London and the South.
This report calls for a simplification of the Treasury's Green Book methodology, stronger local government, and a Government strategy and resources to achieve levelling up.
The UK Government has launched major reforms for the planning system – but only within England. These reforms, which will divide all land in England into three zones (growth, renewal, and...
Last week, the Government announced the most radical reforms to the English planning system since 1947. Citing our most recent report on the planning system in the White Paper, the proposals share...
Hints from the Government that England will shift to a new zoning system could end the housing crisis – but we must learn from other countries abroad to avoid their mistakes.