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Housing & Planning Publications

Create Streets

Create Streets

Create Streets shows how demolishing high rise social housing blocks and replacing them with real streets made up of low rise flats and terraced housing would improve the lives of thousands of people who suffer from living in multi-storey housing.

Why Aren’t We Building Enough Attractive Homes? Myths, misunderstandings and solutions

Why Aren’t We Building Enough Attractive Homes? Myths, misunderstandings and solutions

Why Aren’t We Building Enough Attractive Homes: Myths, misunderstandings and solutions shows how large developers are ‘playing’ an outdated planning system and fooling the government into potentially wasting taxpayers’ money propping up land prices. The report recommends wholesale changes to the planning system to end ‘land banking’, give local people planning control and get more good new homes built.

More Homes: Fewer Empty Buildings

More Homes: Fewer Empty Buildings

More Homes: Fewer Empty Buildings proposes that, as part of a strategy for growth, the government should reform the Use Classes Order to make it much easier to move buildings and land from Use Classes A (retail) and B (employment) to C3 (dwelling houses).

Housing People; Financing Housing

Housing People; Financing Housing

Housing People; Financing Housing recommends that housing associations should be set free to raise money through methods like equity investment. This so-called “equitisation” could raise £30 billion and build an extra 100,000 new homes a year.

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