Rebecca Lowe writes for Conservative Home
With regards to what’s now universally called the “housing crisis”, increasing numbers agree that the problem is – at least very significantly – on the supply side. For too long, we haven’t built enough, and the current regulatory system makes it almost impossible to catch up.
The proposed policy options are: a) serious reform of the planning system, or b) tinkering around its edges, while flirting with yet-more-government-led building and lending schemes.
The first suggestion includes building on land that’s currently not designated for such purposes. And, for many people, if not Johnson, that must include some green-belt land, not least because parts of its expanded mass have been convincingly exposed as really not very green at all.
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