Housing and Planning

Councils should focus on reforming planning regulations, not on becoming developers themselves


Press Release

Dr Richard Wellings responds to ban on new petrol and diesel cars

In the Media

Prof Len Shackleton writes for 1828

Prof Len Shackleton quoted in City AM

Last year, councils across the UK doubled down on recent trends and spent around £232m buying struggling shopping centres, accounting for 36 per cent of all shopping centre deals according to new data.

However, the IEA’s Research Fellow, Professor Len Shackleton, said: “Councils should focus their energies on working to reform planning regulations to allow market forces to breathe life back into town centres. They don’t have to become developers themselves.

Read the full article here (p14).