Ben Rogers, director, Centre for London
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.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that this country is too centralised.
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Today sees the publication of the final report of the reconvened London Finance Commission, set up by Sadiq Khan and chaired by Tony Travers.