While I support the principle of these zones, a poorly executed plan will bring up the cost of living.
Whitehall must understand that if an algorithm offers up cherished green spaces to hungry developers, there will be a local backlash.
The relocation of a National Express bus depot for the Commonwealth Games athlete’s village will cost £15.5m – eight times more than budgeted.
Meanwhile Julian Knight asks if the Birmingham bin strike is a warning of what the nation will face under “a hard-left Labour Government”.
The structure and management of the council needs total reform. I would reduce the current 101 councillors to around 30.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
In the last financial year, there were over 500 council employees earning more than the Prime Minister.