The ten councils who make up Greater Manchester are in the process of preparing a new Spatial Framework to guide development in the region until 2035. The plan will identify both the amount of employment space and the number of new homes that will be needed over the next 20 years. The most controversial part […]
The government introduced the National Planning Policy Framework in 2012. One of its key objectives was to address the housing crisis by significantly boosting the supply of new homes. Every year since then, property consultancy Savills has produced a report looking at how councils are performing. Their latest review doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Here […]
A crucial role for councils is to identify enough land to deliver the number of new homes they need. That is done as part of the Local Plan process. This post explains exactly how councils choose which sites should be developed.
The Liberal Democrats have published their manifesto for the upcoming General Election. This post explains what it says about housing and development, and the 4 key pledges that are intended to tackle the housing crisis.