Housing & Planning
Latest Housing & Planning Publications
Policy Exchange argues that Housing Associations should be given more freedoms to build so that the Government can meet its housing target.
The Homes London Needs: Part 3 makes a number of recommendations to improve London’s housing crisis to the next Mayor of London. These include: rewriting the London Housing Strategy and the London Plan, and building on brownfield sites and post-war estates.
The Homes London Needs: Part 2 explores changing the way some commercial land is used, looking especially at underused (surplus) private industrial land, public land and other brownfield land.
Latest Housing & Planning Blogs
Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research and Economics and Social Policy — discusses how the Government’s proposal picks up on thinking that Policy Exchange has long encouraged
Policy Exchange’s Housing and Planning Unit examines the importance of house building to the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.
Christopher Walker, Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing, Planning and Urban Policy, summarises the growing support for his proposals in the report Garden Villages, and through his survey found local authorities to be in favour.
Latest Housing & Planning News
Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, is quoted by the TES saying that the Spending Review will feel like a good settlement in the education sector, although some academies will face real terms funding reductions.
“We are the builders”: Osborne promises 400,000 new homes and vows to tackle Britain’s “crisis in home ownership”
Chris Walker, Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing & Planning, is quoted by the Daily Mail saying that George Osborne’s Spending Review announcements are not enough to solve the housing crisis, and that further planning reform is needed to release more land for development.
Estimates by Chris Walker, Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing & Planning, that greater freedoms for housing associations would allow them to build 100,000 houses a year are cited in The Economist.
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.