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...
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Concern for our high streets has been exacerbated by the pandemic — but this time it is big cities that are suffering more, says Andrew Carter.
The scale and density of cities means that they offer more choice - not just for work but also play.
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.
Footfall data suggests that while smaller cities did see busy high streets, activity was sluggish in larger cities.
The reopening of non-essential shops was expected to bring relief for the retail sector. On the whole, that is what happened but footfall data gives us a more nuanced picture of how it played out across the country.
While the Chancellor made a series of national announcements in the Summer Statement, they will play out differently across the country.