Greenfield Every Time
Green belts are much in the news at the moment as campaigners all over the country strive to protect them from the tsunami of unwanted and unnecessary low-density development being forced on them.
But despite this gathering tide of public opinion, you still see Sprawl Lobby practitioners moaning tha...
Posted by Jon Reeds on 13 March 2017
The Fourteen Year Itch
There is quite an irony in the decision to call the housing white paper Fixing Our Broken Housing Market. It was with that very objective in mind that HM Treasury, no less than 14 years ago, began its assault on the planning system and the environment that has so damaged our land.
Posted by Jon Reeds on 24 February 2017
Almost five years ago, the then deputy prime minister Nick Clegg offered a conference three alternative ways of meeting housing shortages.
We could, he said, either condemn ourselves to damaging the countryside by haphazard urban sprawl, we could cram ever more people into cities, concreting over ga...
Posted by Jon Reeds on 16 February 2017
No progress on transport carbonAdded on 19 January 2017
Scotland has failed to make progress with decarbonizing its transport system say campaigners following a WWF Scotland report which found its electricity production has less impact than the rest of the UK&primes.
Transform Scotland points out that although progress has been made with decarbonizing electricity production, transport emissions have remained stagnant since 1990.
Transport will soon be the biggest source of carbon emissions in Scotland.
&PrimeWe need to level the playing field so that public transport, cycling and walking can compete with the private car, and have a long-term strategy that clearly shows how all transport will shift over to low carbon,&Prime said Transform Scotland director Colin Howden.