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  • Neighbourhood green space is in rapid decline, deepening both the climate and mental health crises, The Conversation (May 18, 2022)
  • Hundreds march in Dorchester in protest at housing plans, BBC News (Apr 03, 2022) — protest at plans to build 4,000 houses on open land and "desecrate" the Thomas Hardy countryside
  • Why the government needs to make sure net zero is in local plans, CPRE (Mar 25, 2022)
  • Laying the myths to rest: Canterbury crisis shows how desperate government policy and housebuilder attitudes are making homes unaffordable… and destroying our countryside, CPRE Kent (Feb 15, 2022)
  • New greenfield housing still designed around cars, report finds, BBC News (Feb 07, 2022)
  • Camden calls for sites that could deliver Community led housing, (Feb 02, 2022)

December 2021[edit | edit source]

The new enclosure: how land commissions can lead the fight against urban land-grabs, Dec 9 [1]

November 2021[edit | edit source]

Tragic waste of green fields as undeveloped brownfield hits new high, CPRE research reveals, Nov 26 [2]

Housing Beyond Markets and State, John Myers and Dr Pawda Tjoa, Nov 17 [3] "...we need to develop a community-powered approach to planning and housing"

October 2021[edit | edit source]

September 2021[edit | edit source]

Five numbers that lay bare the mammoth effort needed to insulate Britain's homes, Sep 14 [4]

August 2021[edit | edit source]

New £4 million fund launched to increase community led affordable housing, Aug 23 [5]

July 2021[edit | edit source]

Failure to revise planning rules are fuelling England’s climate disaster, Jul 26 [6]

Brighton-based student housing co-op secures first property, Jul 24 [7]

A cooperative model of homes for students, collectively managed and at affordable rents. SEASALT in Brighton shows the way. Jul 20 [8]

The six tests: the system that campaigners are using to assess the new planning bill, Jul 6 [9] The coalition of 22 organizations say passing these tests would mean that the plans laid out in the government's future planning bill make for the nature-friendly, low-carbon, well-designed, affordable homes and places of the future that nature and people deserve. The tests include measures across six key areas: Local democracy, Affordable homes, Climate emergency, Nature, Heritage and Health.

June 2021[edit | edit source]

Time is running out for realistic climate commitments, Climate Change Committee, Jun 24 [10] ...UK Climate news 2021. Sustained reductions in emissions require sustained Government leadership, underpinned by a strong Net Zero Strategy:

  • A Net Zero Test would ensure that all Government policy, including planning decisions, is compatible with UK climate targets.
  • The big cross-cutting challenges of public engagement, fair funding and local delivery must be tackled.

Campaigns… and how (hopefully) to win them, CPRE Kent, Jun 21 [11] ...Kent news

May 2021[edit | edit source]

Proposed anti-democratic planning reforms have met with universal condemnation, May 19 [12] ...Kent news

Johnson's planning laws an 'utter disaster', say countryside campaigners, May 11 [13]

Finally, a proper battle for the future of our countryside, Joss Garman, May 6 [14] ...Biodiversity UK news

April 2021[edit | edit source]

New campaigning alliance and map launched, Apr 28 [15] ...Housing and land UK community action resources

£150 million funding for self build, Apr 24 [16]

Sounding the alarm on disappearing natural beauty. CPRE's latest research shows that England's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are under increasing threat from badly-planned housing. Apr 22 [17]

March 2021[edit | edit source]

Shared assets: inclusiveness, agroecology and municipal ownership in land use, Kate Swade, Renewal, Mar 29 [18]

Involving people in planning will help us build a better city, Claire Harding, Mar 2 [19] ...London news

February 2021[edit | edit source]

Pressure on the Green Belt has quadrupled since 2013, Feb 25 [20]

The government's relentless push for development is destroying rural England, Ros Coward, Feb 17 [21]

January 2021[edit | edit source]

In Glasgow's Maryhill area, locals demand an eco-housing and sustainable energy development. Will the Council listen? Jan 23 [22]

"All homes and businesses will have to meet rigorous new energy efficiency standards to lower energy consumption and bills, helping to protect the environment." Jan 19, 2021 [23]

Coalition of 18 organizations tells government to rethink planning changes, Jan 15 [24] "In recent decades, too many housing developments have been designed for car-dependency, with lots of road and parking space. This makes it really hard for children or anyone else to get around in ways that are healthy for themselves and the environment. Instead, we should locate and design new developments to make it safe and easy to walk or cycle to schools and workplaces, shops, public transport, parks and open spaces. We should plan for healthy living, for ourselves and for our children's future." Sarah Mitchell,Cycling UK

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Keywords housing uk, uk news
Authors Phil Green
Published 2020
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
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