Plenty of answers around from experts such as Andrew and the author of this piece. However, weak and now weakens politicians are incapable of grasping the nettle. They continue to bend to their own internal self interests and those the ones who support their ambitions , both as politicians and professionally.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
‘Planning reform’ was never going to resolve the housing crisis, because ‘planning restrictions’ were never its cause.
As the title of the UK Government’s White Paper “Fixing Our Broken Housing Market” (February 2017) suggests, we’ve overlooked the complex range of reasons why we aren’t building enough homes.
…the fact that the ongoing gap between housing supply and demand is equivalent to the house building that used to be done by local authorities before the 1980s.
Looked at this way, the solution to housing crisis may not actually be that complex: we need local authorities to build more houses.
If that is the solution where? If it simply on the inadequate land zoned for housing it won’t solve the crisis. Housing will be more affordable, and with land value capture it may both be more affordable and fund infrastructure, but it wont be enough and…
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