Housing & Planning
Latest Housing & Planning Publications
A collection of essays on the design, style and economics of the built environment.
A significant increase in the number of homes purpose-built for older people is needed to support the country’s ageing population to live healthily and happily for longer.
The housing crisis will only be solved if the developers of new homes place more emphasis on design and style to gain the support of existing communities, according to exclusive new polling for Policy Exchange. Building More, Building Beautiful: How design and style can unlock the housing crisis, with a Foreword from Secretary of State for Housing Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, shows that support for traditional design is highest among lower socioeconomic groups and that Nimbyism can be overcome if plans better reflect people’s desire for traditional building design, like Victorian terraces and Georgian blocks.
Latest Housing & Planning Blogs
Changes to the planning system can make it easier for high streets to adapt to prevailing trends in how we live, work and shop.
We’re delighted to announce that this November will be “Building Beautiful Month” at Policy Exchange, the next stage of our efforts to address the housing crisis, the major domestic policy issue of the day.
Policy Exchange’s Jack Airey looks at Government’s council housing policy and sets out the challenges ahead for building a new generation of council homes.
Latest Housing & Planning News
“Beauty may have been neglected for years, but now decision-makers are moving in the right direction,” says Clare Foges in The Times. She praises Building Beautiful as “a superb collection of essays published… by the think tank Policy Exchange” and mentions contributions from the celebrated Syrian architect and author Marwa Al-Sabouni and Sir Terry Farrell, whose essay (and Times column) argued for a new generation of mansion blocks.
Policy Exchange’s latest report on tackling the housing crisis, Building More, Building Beautiful, has been referenced in the Government’s recently published Social Housing Green Paper. As called for in our report, the Green Paper highlights the importance of good design to social housing. It references our research which shows how better quality buildings and public spaces improve people’s quality of life and happiness.
Highlighting Policy Exchange’s place as the leading think tank of modernisation, the Prime Minister praised its latest report on tackling the housing crisis.
Latest Housing & Planning Events
18.00 – 19.00
Policy Exchange Marquee (ENT 1), The ICC, Cambridge Street, B1 2NP
Policy Exchange discusses the challenges facing the housing sector and what do we want from the new Government.
Policy Exchange host a discuss on the scale and pace of change needed for the UK to achieve its future decarbonisation goals.