Published: 18th Aug 2020

A cross-party group of MPs and peers is to examine the challenges and opportunities facing suburbs around the country.  The Suburban Taskforce will seek to identify national trends but, in first phase, have particular regard to London and has launched a ‘call for evidence’ to help chart a course towards a suburban renaissance across the country. It will pay attention to current circumstances, as well as policy tools available, such as taxation, investment and the planning system. The taskforce will be supported by UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London’s Planning and Built Environment, and an expert advisory board. ‘Our suburbs are the home of the majority of our population and at risk of being overlooked and neglected,’ said taskforce co-chair, MP Rupa Huq. ‘It is net curtains for representatives who ignore the plight of suburbia; the majority of those in parliament represent precisely such constituencies.” ‘The … (To read the full article, subscribe below)