Press Releases from the Policy Exchange team across a range of topics and policy departments.
Housing & Planning Press Releases
Policy Exchange welcomes the updated National Planning Policy Framework’s focus on design announced by Secretary of State James Brokenshire today (24th July), as recommended in our recent report, Building More, Building Beautiful. The UK needs more homes but there is often strong local resistance to development – building attractive homes is key to overcoming Nimbyism. Policy Exchange polling found that most people prefer traditional design like Georgian and Victorian terraces, Edwardian mansion blocks.
Government will miss its housing target unless Housing Associations are given more freedoms to buildChris Walker
Policy Exchange proposes a wave of Housing Deals for housing associations – top performers should be exempt from social rent reductions so they can borrow to build more homes.
Efficient Energy Policy states the UK to have some of the least efficient housing stock and highest rates of fuel poverty in Europe. It argues that promoting home energy efficiency could not only reduce energy bills, but is also one of the cheapest ways to cut carbon emissions.
Over one million new homes could be built over the next decade if each of the 353 councils in England built just one garden village of 3,000 new houses.