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
Ahead of the Budget, Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing and Urban Regeneration Susan Emmett wrote for Huffington Post about how “Money alone will not fix the housing market”. She says “Local backing for developments is more likely if they have regard to the aesthetics and impact on local infrastructure” and calls for “consistent direction, not only from Whitehall but also from all levels of government up and down the country”.
Susan Emmett — Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing and Urban Regeneration — reflects on the country’s housing situation following the Grenfell tragedy. Having pointed out that ‘decades of insufficient housebuilding have left us with an undersupply of housing’, she concludes that ‘it is only by looking beyond partisanship and adopting a pragmatic and practical approach, that we will deliver lasting solutions to the housing crisis’.
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
Latest Housing & Planning News
Policy Exchange holds inaugural event of new Housing and Urban Regeneration Unit — ‘The New Politics of Housing’
Policy Exchange held the inaugural event of its new Housing and Urban Regeneration Unit — ‘The New Politics of Housing’. The focus was on what needs to change now given the unexpected election result and the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. We were joined by former No 10 Head of Policy John Godfrey, Spectator Editor Fraser Nelson, former DCLG housing leader Terrie Alafat and developer Philip Barnes and the event was chaired by Richard Blakeway, Policy Exchange’s Chief Housing Adviser and former Deputy Mayor of London for housing.
Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing and Urban Regeneration, Susan Emmett, appeared on BBC The Week in Westminster to discuss social housing.
Policy Exchange is delighted to welcome Susan Emmett as the new Head of our Housing and Urban Regeneration Unit. She will be working closely with Richard Blakeway, who is the Unit’s Chief Adviser
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.