Published: 16th Mar 2020

A group of 10 Conservative MPs has set out an ambitious blueprint for the future of housing in a new collection of essays. The collection – Valuing Housing, Improving Lives – has been published today by the think tank Localis and the Housing and Finance Institute. The essays are all by Conservative MPs who joined parliament last year and include proposals for a ‘preservation of life’ Act to tackle rough sleeping, support to victims of domestic abuse and extending the ‘housing first’ system to a ‘prevention first’ approach that sees additional spending allocated for frontline and preventative services. Other essays explore the role of the planning system in creating successful and sustainable communities and include arguments for: a green belt levy with additional funding directed at brownfield sites in cities and towns to make up for shortfalls in urban areas; a call to power up strategic planning through integrated spatial … (To read the full article, subscribe below)