5,000 new homes are being provided alongside our waterways in the next five years. The proceeds are used to keep our canals, rivers, reservoirs, and docks in good repair.
It is quite possible to build attractive new homes – and to use some of the proceeds to enhance the environment.
That is bigger than the size of Surrey. The MOD also holds “rights” to another half a million acres.
Only a thousand acres are being released for housing, despite far more being surplus to requirements.
Government departments are too slow to release land for disposal – frustrating the chance for new homes.
A regular theme of Ed Miliband's speeches is to attack capitalism indirectly. Rather than the sort of full fronted assault his father came up with Miliband jnr take care to target bits of it that are unpopular – like the newspapers or the bankers…or the sardine importers. So his speech at the weekend attacking "land […]
We need a supply-side strategy from the whole of government to produce more energy, food, and other goods and services.
Baker has infuriated some Tories, but others regard him as the rising hope of the stern unbending Austrian economists.
“We will always give people the support they need and the tools to build a better life for themselves”, says Sunak.
His three part plan: protecting jobs and livelihoods. Securing the public finances. And laying foundations for the future.
Devolution to metro mayors offers the perfect vehicle for the establishment and growth of regional mutual banks. They can be mission and geography-led.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
It is an attractive destination, with a friendly population and a fascinating history, but it has been badly let down by officialdom.
His recommendations look likely to be accepted. Greater diversity of type and design is to be encouraged – rather than the imposition of uniformity.