Archive: Development

Tim Leunig: 'The reality is that Britain is short of housing. That is the root cause of high house prices that make life such a struggle for so many people.'

Comment: The green belt and the housing crisis

The UK is in the grip of a housing shortage. Forcing people to live in cramped, inadequate conditions is a heavy price to pay for protecting a little bit of land.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Planning policy faces a revamp under the coalition government

    Minister in 'nihilistic' outburst

    Planning minister Greg Clark has attacked rural campaigners' "nihilistic" view on housing as the row over the localism bill becomes increasingly bad-tempered.

  • MPs want the government to take a stand against coal

    Withhold World Bank funding, MPs urge

    The UK should withhold funding from the World Bank unless it improves its environmental credentials, an influential committee of MPs said today.

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