Monthly archives: January 2012

Toby Lloyd
 
I'm Head of Policy at Shelter, and have worked on housing issues in the public, private and third sectors for nine years. I'm a Londoner, a cyclist, father of two young daughters and member of the Hackney Co-housing Project.

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By Toby Lloyd

Learn to love planning

No-one likes planners. Developers think of them as meddling bureaucrats at best, and Stalinist naysayers at worst. Some people resent them for being a barrier to economic growth. A minority hate planners for not allowing enough homes to be built … Continue reading

Robbie de Santos
 
I am a Policy Officer at Shelter and spend a lot of time thinking about the future of private renting and the changing demographics of the sector. When I’m not thinking about housing I’ll likely be cycling around London, in the kitchen cooking up some kind of feast, or writing about it on my food blog.

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By Robbie de Santos

London: the first to wake up to private renting?

The growth of the private rented sector and the changing demographics of people who rent from a private landlord are widely considered to be the most significant changes in the housing market in recent decades. Almost every time I look … Continue reading

Toby Lloyd
 
I'm Head of Policy at Shelter, and have worked on housing issues in the public, private and third sectors for nine years. I'm a Londoner, a cyclist, father of two young daughters and member of the Hackney Co-housing Project.

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By Toby Lloyd

Red tape challenge

Planners may not be popular right now, but they at least have some defenders, if only their own trade associations. No-one at all seems willing to stick up for regulators – the government has even launched an official Red Tape … Continue reading

James Bevan
 
As a Public Affairs Officer I’m looking to share the value of Shelter’s policy and research work – as well as our frontline experience - with local and national politicians. Grew up in the Welsh Valleys, so predictably I’m a rugby fan and enjoy a game of football, which is handy as I also like a good meal.

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By James Bevan

2012: a game changer of a year

For many in the housing world, 2012 represents the first year of a totally rewritten policy environment. In 2011, the Government unveiled some of the most radical changes to housing policy in a generation.  The Localism Act alone including reforms … Continue reading