Archive: Housing And Planning

This week the prime minister perhaps reached a new low when he observed that "too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way that they could have"

Week in Review: When lies and incompetence collide

Sometimes the smallest things can reveal the most.

Opinion Former Articles

  • BSA: Government publishes housing strategy

    The Government Housing Strategy published on 21 October certainly has something for everyone: homeowners, renters, older people and environmentalists. But can the strategy really be all things to all people?

  • Rural communities denied affordable housing as developers exploit loophole

    This animation, from the CPRE, highlights that England hasn’t built enough genuinely affordable homes in rural or urban areas for decades. Following cuts to capital grant and financial restrictions on councils, we now rely on private developers to deliver a large share of new affordable homes through the Section 106 system. But since 2012, national planning rules have blunted this tool by enabling the widespread use and abuse of viability assessments.

  • Jilted Generation by Ed Howker and Shiv Malik, out September 2nd 2010

    Review: Jilted Generation

    If you can't buy a house or get a job you're probably looking for someone to blame. This book could help you out - even if it won't solve all your problems.

  • BSHF warns against short-term housing benefit cuts

    Housing benefit 'myths' challenged

    Government ministers' belief that the housing benefits system is 'out of control' is unjustified, a housing research charity has claimed.

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