With its significant Thames-side presence and very good transport links into the southern parts of the borough, Lambeth will always attract development opportunities.
It seemed unlikely at one stage, but yes, we have actually made it into the year 2019. And what a year it is going to be. Everyone will be hoping the incident just before Christmas, when announcement of the local government settlement was suddenly delayed to allow for a Brexit debate, does not become a… Continue reading 2019: don’t expect housing to be at the top of the agenda, no matter what they say
Until last night’s resignation of a junior Minister over the delay in reduced bets on fixed-odd betting machines, the Budget had been unusually welcomed. Most normal budgets unravel in some way over the week, and the hidden increase in NI contributions had been the only blot on the landscape. The budget revealed the UK economy… Continue reading Budget welcomed – pigs might be able to fly
When Jacob Rees Mogg MP attacks the green belt as a ‘corset’ that restricts the housing market, and that by loosening this garment, the market could ‘breathe by at least 25%’, one can either react in fury at the latest Rees-Mogg outburst, or sit up and think: Oh, that’s not what I expected to hear… Continue reading A New Realism on the Green Belt? Yeah, maybe.
Westminster, the council covering the administrative centre of the nation as well as the principle retail and entertainment areas of central London, only lost the title of ‘largest planning authority’ due to council mergers in the south-west. It remains the most important single council for the property development industry, which is why many have looked… Continue reading Westminster Council goes transparent
This week, we’ve been able to talk one-to-one with all of the major MHCLG team. Here’s an impartial take on the Conservative housing policies. In looking at the Conservative Party’s housing policy, one is sometimes reminded of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, where a supercomputer found the answer to the ultimate question only to… Continue reading How to solve the housing crisis, in one easy lesson