Over many years during my long housebuilding career, planners and local residents have often screamed for a mixed use content within new housing developments. Not a real surprise as we all recognise its contribution in society and its convenience particularly if its a general store and after all new purchasers of our beautiful houses for […]
Pick up any article about the Government’s views on planning and you’ll find it hard to miss an emphasis on “beauty”, “gentle density” and “community engagement”. As with all public policy the acid test lies in its delivery. This is the story of the first test of “gentle density” in London. Benedict Wharf has been […]
‘Moving on, moving better?’ Rachael Unsworth questioned in last week’s blog post, considering what cities can learn from the current crisis. With our present lives on hold it also brings about the time and opportunity to rethink our future, and the way that we design and live in our cities. City-makers from everywhere are responding […]
Far too many political commentators assume that state intervention in land use decisions ‘started’ with the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act, and is mainly about the green belt preventing urban expansion.
Kieran Toms, reflects on yesterday’s announcements on planning reform. Yesterday it was that time again – the red briefcase was dusted off and the budget was revealed. As well as the big headline announcements, the Budget review on Planning Reform also emerged from the Budget Box. Here at Create Streets we were very pleased to see that some […]