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  • News Community Planning Alliance Writes to New Labour Ministers, (Jul 10, 2024) — The Community Planning Alliance seeks greater participation for communities in planning, alongside greater environmental protections and the right developments & infrastructure in the right places. "On the subject of community participation, Labour leadership must understand that communities are not "blockers" as they do not have the power to prevent development... Instead, let’s see moves towards co-creation and engagement for positive outcomes... Sustainable development will only be achieved if communities are fully engaged and the Community Planning Alliance can provide insights, expertise and experience from the 600 campaigns registered on our map."
  • News Retrofitting homes and neighbourhoods helps us "embrace the wholesale reimagination of how we live together", says Civic Square's Immy Kaur, Daily Alternative (Jul 04, 2024)
  • News The UK’s coastal ‘ghost enclaves’ are the result of government failure on low-use homes, (May 23, 2024)
  • News Meeting housing needs within planetary boundaries requires opening the black box of housing “demand”, By Stefan Horn, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, (May 21, 2024) — "If the goal of housing policy is to meet housing needs within planetary boundaries, then we have to open the black box of housing “demand” and prioritise meeting housing needs over expanding housing independent from use."
  • News Why we need to change direction on building homes, (Mar 10, 2024) — "Our report shows how better design and investment decisions – based on ‘gentle density’ and sustainable transport – can deliver the same number of homes on just 40% of the land."
  • News Oxfordshire housing development ‘should be blocked due to failing sewage system’, (Feb 27, 2024)

December 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News England has ‘twice as many empty homes as families stuck in B&Bs’, (Dec 24, 2023)

November 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News Housing crisis poses threat to survival of rural communities, CPRE Report, (Nov 28, 2023) — CPRE urges government to redefine ‘affordable housing’ to directly link to average local incomes.

October 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News Labour’s housing plans will not solve the affordability crisis, (Oct 15, 2023)
  • News Labour’s supposedly bold ‘new towns’ idea has been tried before. And it failed, Simon Jenkins, (Oct 12, 2023) — These vast sums should be spent improving our ‘second-tier’ cities – not on costly, carbon-guzzling developments in the rural south

September 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News How Sunak’s back-pedalling on net zero could damage efforts to decarbonise Britain’s homes, (Sep 21, 2023)
  • News The organisation transforming derelict homes – and how you can support it, (Sep 15, 2023)
  • News Lords sink plan to axe homebuilding pollution rules, BBC news (Sep 14, 2023)
  • News Win for local communities as NDMP scrutiny amendment is passed in the Lords, (Sep 07, 2023)

August 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News Back to the stone age: the sustainable building material we’ve all been waiting for…, (Aug 06, 2023)
  • News Insulating Britain: while politicians dither, this social enterprise gets the job done, (Aug 01, 2023)

July 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News Birmingham's Zero Carbon House is doable, scalable and beautiful - and expresses what the "climate majority" want, says Rupert Read, The Daily Alternative (Jul 29, 2023)

June 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News Halt new roads and developments adding to emissions, advisers to tell UK government, The Guardian (Jun 23, 2023) — “scandal” new homes that would continue to contribute to climate change through heating, cooking and poor insulation were still being built, says Lord Deben
  • News Kent and Sussex hosepipe ban announced amid water shortage, BBC News (Jun 19, 2023)
  • News 'Not fit for purpose': Over 100 firms call for UK planning reforms to support nature and net zero, (Jun 15, 2023)
  • News A model for senior living? London’s commune for older women, (Jun 14, 2023)

May 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News Where property prices are set by what local people earn, BBC News (May 01, 2023)
  • News Local democracy threatened by levelling up bill’s key measures, warns CPRE, (May 01, 2023)

April 3023[edit | edit source]

March 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News New report reveals "growing, invisible homelessness crisis in our countryside, English Rural (Mar 17, 2023)
  • News Builders are making thumping profits by over-charging for new homes – new findings, The Conversation (Mar 07, 2023)
  • News Something radical is happening in Hastings. It might just tell us how to solve Britain’s empty homes problem, (Mar 03, 2023)
  • News Regenerative Thinking: The problem with new housing, Wicked Leeks (Mar 02, 2023)

February 2023[edit | edit source]

  • News Britain is addicted to the wrecking ball. It’s trashing our heritage and the planet, Phineas Harper, The Guardian (Feb 10, 2023)

See also[edit | edit source]

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