Cities for Growth: Solutions to our planning problems

Nov 23, 2011

Cities for Growth sets out two solutions to solve our housing crisis and boost growth. First, we need to recognise that the current local authority based planning system is broken. We need a more liberal and competitive system but, crucially, where those directly affected by development have the final say and we stop imposing costs onto local people without compensation. Second, we need new Garden Cities – large scale urban areas – where local people and business agree. These will act as beacons for development, creating huge housing and infrastructure projects, and showing the UK is serious about taking action to spur growth. They are a cost free way for the Government to see billions invested in new projects.

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Alex Morton

Alex Morton
Head of Housing, Planning & Urban Policy, 2010-2013 Read Full Bio

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