Ending the housing crisis will make society much fairer. If done well, it will also make our cities, towns and villages better, improve the environment, and boost economic growth by an extra 2% a year for 15 years, creating many great jobs and opportunities.
We would like to see these ideas in party manifestos:
- Let single streets choose additional rights and a design code to extend or replace
- Let individual parishes choose to green parts of their green belt if they wish to
- Give councils the incentives and powers to start getting homes built again
- Give city mayors control of planning law
Any of these could create millions more homes over time, while making nearly everyone better off. Which parties will show they are most serious about ending the housing crisis?