Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan is likely to be adopted in the next few months but the planning inspectors have dealt a couple of major blows.
Robert Jenrick (Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government): This government has been clear that we must build the homes that this country needs. However, this objective must not come at the expense of quality. The places we create must be ones that communities can be proud of, both now and in the… Continue reading Beautiful buildings
Transparency on developer contributions is welcome
I don’t think I’ve been to a public exhibition where a local resident hasn’t demanded to know about whether their pet project or local park can be funded. Time and again, we hear residents complain that they don’t know where all that CIL money and S106 contributions will go. As a YIMBY myself, there’s a… Continue reading Transparency on developer contributions is welcome
Boris at No 10
The gospel according to Boris’s government is that the last three years didn’t happen, and that anything that did happen, they are not responsible for. Is this a Vote Leave cabinet? There are more cabinet members who voted Remain than voted Leave, but that masks the true nature of the government. Boris, Dominic Raab, Priti… Continue reading Boris at No 10
Boris and the property industry
Unless a miracle happens (or a catastrophe, depending on your viewpoint), Boris Johnson will be elected as Leader by Conservative Party members, and then become Prime Minister in ten days time. What does the property industry need to think about? First the obvious – Brexit. Again, depending on your viewpoint, you will see Brexit as… Continue reading Boris and the property industry
Boundary changes are significant and relevant, including for the property industry
Nearly a quarter of all councils having elections on 2 May (five new merged councils, nine unitaries and 42 districts) will be using a new set of ward boundaries next week. Is that relevant? Yes.