This toxic “we know best” mentality has had particularly devastating consequences for the most vulnerable residents.
A small community has shown how to intensify existing streets in a way that is sustainable, attractive and popular.
In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
Smaller electoral areas with just one councillor each would make for less confusion, more accountability – and fewer one party states.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
Red Ted Knight and the then Militant Tendency were a disaster for Lambeth. The hard left has returned – new bottles, yet very much the nastiest of old wine.
Scores of senior councillors argue that the central party’s attempts to dictate council policies are “an affront to the basic principles of democracy”.
Only six per cent of land is built on. Yet the planning system is still blocking perfectly reasonable development proposals.
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