Articles tagged with planning
“The reasons for thinking property taxes will fail to deliver reduced volatility are a melange of some reasonable points, some basic economic theory, some casual empiricism …and a massive dose of street-fighting politics.” Alex Marsh takes issue with the latest report from Policy Exchange.
David Cameron and the £720,000 ‘affordable’ home
“It can be yours for a £9,000 deposit plus monthly payments of £2,444 for rent, service charge and mortgage.” Jules Birch considers what a £720,000 ‘affordable’ home says about the housing crisis.
How to be strategic in local government
1. Just say things Just saying things is also known as ‘being strategic’. To contribute to a high level strategy meeting, you need a mouth and something to say. The easiest thing to do is talk about the arrangement of words in documents. For example: “I think this comes under people and not places” “The […]
Is something stirring in DCLG? Or is it just more chaos and confusion?
By Bill Peters Recent comments by Nick Boles, the Planning Minister, and activity by other Ministers does begin to suggest a dawning realisation that we have a housing crisis and something needs to be done about it. Boles is beginning to sound as though he accepts the case for more development and the use of […]