Here is a seeming paradox. Housing has steadily risen up the public agenda in recent years, with polls showing that housing shortages now rank as a top public concern. Yet developers, planners and politicians will tell you that the politics of planning have never felt more fraught.
Obscured by the fog from Westminster’s Brexit theatrics, our national productivity crisis has evaded close attention and scrutiny. But recent economic signs and official statistics suggest this problem isn’t going away.
We are determined to make the most of Liverpool City Region’s devolved powers.
We must choose between a well-funded planning system and one that just ticks boxes.
Artifi cial intelligence and human insight can combine to solve major problems but good governance and accountability are essential.
Is the best route to more affordable homes via building better railways?
Local government will want to send out a warm welcome to a new report on planning in England.
The big Budget announcements for local government may have already been made.
Supporting the new vehicles will involve balancing three competing demands
London’s biggest challenge is not unique to the British capital