Ending the planning system’s rationing of homes is essential to end England’s systemic shortage of housing.
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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...
Some commentators have suggested that Covid will do in a couple of months what governments have tried to do for the last 80 years. This is very unlikely.
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.
Landbanking is caused by the current discretionary planning system. A new flexible zoning system will end landbanking and the housing crisis.
YIMBY Alliance's John Myers writes on the findings of our report 'Planning for the future: How flexible zoning will end the housing crisis.'
City MinutesCity Minutes: How a flexible zoning system would end the UK housing crisis
Anthony Breach explains how the planning system causes the housing crisis and why a flexible zoning system would fix it.