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Housing & Planning Publications
How policy can incentivise beautiful housing schemes and unlock the building of new homes at the scale required by the housing shortage.
A series of policy ideas for new leadership. Part 1: Housing, Energy and Environment
To address the shortage of homes in and around London, a new government Department for Growth should work with the Mayor of London and partner directly with developers to build 15 new millennial towns in the capital’s commuter belt.
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.
London needs to build 66,000 new homes a year. But with the population projected to grow by 70,000 a year up to 10.5 million by 2041, London also needs schools, shops, amenities and space for tens of thousands of new jobs. To prepare for and accommodate such levels of growth we must make the very best use of land in the capital. Yet despite the Mayoral drive to increase densities in London, too much space is wasted across the city on sites currently occupied by single-storey big box retail and industrial sheds. In this report we argue for the redevelopment of “Boxland” into genuinely mixed use neighbourhoods where people want to live.
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.