Since the financial crisis, there has been a decoupling in house price inflation between Paris and London. Without tackling supply shortages, London will not be able to tackle its housing crisis.
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Planning reform is needed to reconnect new housing to public transport infrastructure
Land-banking and housing targets are artefacts of the current system – planning reform is worth doing to solve the problems which underpin them, and numerous others too.
Empty houses and flats put pressure on landlords and property sellers so if we want to solve the housing crisis we need more vacant homes - not less.
Meaningful economic rebalancing will be impossible if the Government doesn't match its ambitious homebuilding targets with an ambitious new planning system.
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.
Ending the planning system’s rationing of homes is essential to end England’s systemic shortage of housing.
Landbanking is caused by the current discretionary planning system. A new flexible zoning system will end landbanking and the housing crisis.
Why the current planning system causes a housing shortage, and how a new planning system — with flexible zoning — will end it.
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.