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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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.
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...
Anthony Breach takes a look at the learning about the pandemic that recent housing research provides, along with potential solutions to guide the rebuilding effort.
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.
The increase of the threshold on stamp duty is most likely to encourage movement in cities in the Greater South East as well as giving homeowners in this area the greatest benefit.
Landbanking is caused by the current discretionary planning system. A new flexible zoning system will end landbanking and the housing crisis.