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 carbon
Scottish transport carbon emissions remain stubbornly high....
Added on 19 January 2017
Javid outlines housing plans
The communities secretary has given a few more details of the Home Building Fund in advance of a white paper....
Added on 11 October 2016
Fix local transport first urges Campaign
The Campaign for Better Transport is urging a shift in transport spending towards fixing existing infrastructure and local projects....
Added on 03 October 2016
Des Collins warns on Redcar
The solicitor who secured damages over reclamation of the Corby steel works has waded into the future of the Teesside site....
Added on 26 September 2016
Confused messages in Welsh transport plans
Welsh ministers have set out a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with new public transport and to increase them with motorway construction....
Added on 23 September 2016
A CPRE paper says TOD can be used in small to medium sized towns....
Added on 20 September 2016
Government snubs call for contaminated land funding
DEFRA has refused a Commons select committee recommendation to continue funding council Part 2A work....
Added on 17 September 2016
Bill should support rural buses say campaigners
The Bus Services Bill needs amending say campaginers....
Added on 17 September 2016
Bradford goes for hypersprawl
Bradford City Council core strategy proposes building 11,000 homes in its green belt....
Added on 14 September 2016
Car-dependent sprawl for West Oxfordshire
The District Council is proposing destruction of a huge area of farmland beside the A40....
Added on 12 September 2016