Finding the right balance between delivering enough new homes and protecting the Green Belt is a challenge that councils across the country are encountering as they prepare new Local Plans. On the one hand there is pressure from government to ensure that enough new homes are built to help address the housing crisis. On the […]
It’s that time of year when the Campaign to Protect Rural England publishes statistics about development in the Green Belt and loudly proclaims that it is under siege from developers. But is that really true? Read on to find out.
The shortage of housing supply in the UK has resulted in prices rising by over 300% in the last 25 years, creating an increasingly acute housing crisis. The blame for this housing crisis is often laid at the door of the planning system. But is that view supported by the facts? This blog post considers […]
On 2 March, the Guardian reported comments from two MPs under the headline ‘Developers accused of restricting the supply of homes to boost profits.’ Accusations of ‘land banking’ resurface every few months, but does it really happen?