In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
The current expensive disruptive route, and the neglect of decrepit local transport, are unacceptable.
Our task is to improve a system that is already very effective, albeit far from perfect.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
The capital isn’t a single political entity. Rather, it is still in some ways a Napoleon-of-Notting-Hill-style mass of small towns.
Our residents remember the promise: “No ifs, no buts, no third runway at Heathrow”.
Zac’s ideas for releasing government-owned brownfield sites sit well in a borough known for zealous protection of its green belt