The Centre for Economics and Business Research have published their latest report for Legal and General examining the importance of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ in helping people buy homes in the UK. But how crucial is its role, and what does that tell us about the state of the housing market? This blog explains.
Local Plans are central to the planning system in England and Wales. They are the basis on which every planning decision should be made. Given they are so important, you would expect every council to have one in place. But do they? And what impact does the Local Plan have on the supply of new […]
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 […]