It’s crystal clear that all involved in planning and development need to think hard about the long-term legacy for those who live in the houses we build.
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Putting all our eggs in the home ownership basket will bring about a return to the situation that caused the dysfunctional housing market conditions that the nation now suffers from.
'If there is one thing I have learnt from years of working in regeneration, it’s that there often isn’t a single community and a single set of views.'
The face of high street retail may have changed but there will always be a hardcore of shoppers who don't disappear to do their shopping online.
'To ignore the differing roles that different parts of Britain play in the national economy is to misunderstand an important part of how the economy functions.'
'Land disposal can also make an important contribution to regeneration by making land available for development.'
'Community engagement is beneficial for both parties – developers are more likely to have permission for their schemes granted and residents are more likely to be happy with a proposed development.'
'It is not something to be feared, rather, it should be embraced as an opportunity to change the faces of our cities for the better.'
'We are very much encumbered by planning constraints and poor understanding of how rural economies work.'
'In an uncertain and unpredictable world, simply trying to muddle through and hoping that all will turn out fine would represent a failure of governance and a dereliction of duty.'