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That means the public sector needs to intervene to directly develop homes too, writes Tim Williams.
Opinion: How a low rise alternative to residential towers saved Norwich from a "monstrous carbuncle"
Why a developer dropped its legal challenge to the refusal of its Norwich high rise scheme is unclear, as is the secretary of state's reasoning in the case. But the presentation of an alternative low rise masterplan seemed to play a big part, writes Joey Gardiner.
But new economic principles are demonstrating a different and more sustainable approach, writes Chris Brown.
There are lessons from past government programmes dedicated to improving homes and lives, writes Tim Williams.
A fresh approach to alternative residential assets could better serve younger and older customers and maintain the longevity of investments, writes Darren Clarke.
COVID response measures have highlighted the difficulties in moving to healthier and more sustainable forms of travel and placemakers need to be assertive to enable change, writes Chris Brown.
Before levelling up even started some areas went backwards, writes Tim Williams, and post-pandemic recovery may not see their employment return.
The withdrawal of a major proposal, just prior to its consideration in a planning inquiry, has prompted some speculation, writes Joey Gardiner.
While wealthier locations may prove fairly resilient to changes wrought by the pandemic, deprived neighbourhoods will continue to lack public and private investment, writes Chris Brown.
The Budget's fast, local money and backing for transport infrastructure will aid recovery in the West Midlands, and the region now needs to build back stronger, writes Simon Marks.
The future looks uncertain but design and planning innovations in homes and the built environment around them could help meet the challenges, writes Tim Williams.
Opinion: The commercial properties first in line for residential conversion under the government's proposed permitted development boom
Don't expect department stores to be turned into flats overnight if government sticks to its plans to further deregulate commercial-to-residential conversion. But there will be a flood of prior approval applications to convert some other commercial uses, writes Joey Gardiner.
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