Housing and Planning

Boost home ownership, roll back the green-belt



Julian Jessop quoted in The Mail

IEA Research referenced in The Week

Raising the Roof, a research paper published by the IEA in 2019, has been referenced in an article in The Week Magazine about the pros and cons of freeing up green-belt land for housing development.

The article read:

“With the UK in the grip of a housing crisis and more than one million households currently on the waiting list for affordable homes, right-wing think tanks such as the Adam Smith Institute and the Institute of Economic Affairs have argued that the release of some green-belt land could help solve the housing crisis, while the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that the responsiveness of housing supply to demand in the UK was the weakest among developed countries, due in large part to green-belt policies.”

Read the full piece here.

You can also read a copy of Raising the Roof here.