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Earlier this month, Prime Minister Theresa May lambasted 'unscrupulous' developers, calling on them to 'do their duty for Britain' by building more quickly.
In Australia and in the UK, there's a need to harvest some of the uplift in property values that are created by public investments in civic amenity and connectivity, writes Tim Williams.
Transport policy for our cities could be failing to keep up with the more urban-centred ways of working in the new digital economy, says Jonathan Bray.
The supposed collapse of the UK's small housebuilding sector has long been lamented as one of the principal contributory factors to the housing crisis. Thirty years ago, four in ten new homes were built by small and medium-sized (SME) builders, according the Home Builders Federation. Now it is barely one in ten. Moreover, since the 2008 financial crisis, one in three SME housebuilders has shut up shop.
We need to design walkability and health back into Greater Sydney and other cities if we are to address the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes, writes Tim Williams.
The Social Value Act has played a critical role in raising understanding of the importance of social value, but now it's time to aim higher, argues Kevin O'Connor.
Commercial developers have taken on board the benefits of placemaking, but housebuilders and some local authorities still have a lot to learn, writes Chris Brown.
Councillors are already looking at the potential of the garden towns and communities planned for Essex, writes Michael Hardware.
Allowing councils to develop public housing does not mean a return to the past. We can learn the lessons and look to other models, says Tim Williams.
The draft London Plan's stress on density, a function of the mayor's contradictory desires to double housing output while ruling out incursions into the green belt, has been much discussed. But a lower profile has been given to another attempt to square this circle - namely, the drive to see residential development within industrial areas.
Potential tensions between need for social homes, grant availability and placemaking aspirations will be hard to resolve in densifying London's estates, writes Chris Brown.
Two unconnected events, the Budget and the Future City Catapult's excellent #plantech work have brought the impotence of the planning system to impact housing supply into sharp relief for me.
- Welborne Delivery Officer Fareham Borough Council Fareham, Hampshire
- Head of Planning North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- GROUP MANAGER, GROWTH and PLANNING Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet
- Planning Manager – Warwickshire Jon Taylor Associates Warwickshire
- Policy Planner - Consultancy Gerrity Allen London (Central), London (Greater)
- Senior Planning Officer Somerset Park Avenue Recruitment Ltd Somerset
- Principal Policy Planner Park Avenue Recruitment Ltd Berkshire
- Senior Planning Officer G2 Recruitment Lincolnshire
- Senior Planning Policy Officer G2 Recruitment United Kingdom
- Planning Policy and Support Manager Surrey Heath Borough Council Camberley