Housing and Planning

The planning system can be liberalised in a responsible way


In the Media

Mark Littlewood quoted in the Daily Express

In the Media

Professor Philip Booth writes for ConservativeHome

The UK is in the grip of a housing crisis that can most easily be solved by liberalising the planning system and building more homes, but can that be done in a small-c conservative way, asks Professor Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

Writing for Conservative Home, Philip argues that allowing developers to negotiate with communities directly – not just the local planning authority – would incentivise the building of new homes aesthetically in line with existing homes, with additional benefits such as infrastructure improvements and even cash compensation for current residents.

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