Posts tagged "planning"

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Tom McCarthy
 
I’m a Campaigns Officer at Shelter, having joined in early 2012. I’m most interested in digital campaigning and the ways this can be used to change both public and political perceptions. Outside of work I’m a keen musician, playing several instruments. I also like walking, cycling and old pubs– preferably in that order.

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By Tom McCarthy

One North …. Plus?

On Tuesday something strange happened. Everyone in politics agreed on something. One North – a collection of five cities working together – put forward an ambitious proposal on how to improve transport connectivity, dubbed the “Crossrail of the North”. George … Continue reading

Joe Sarling
 
I am the Senior Economic Analyst ensuring the economic case is made for greater house building and better quality homes. Professionally, I am interested in finding practical solutions to increase housing supply, how to leverage private investment and the de-centralisation of local government finance. In my spare time, you’ll find me out on my road or time trial bike in the ever increasing futility of finding extra speed!

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By Joe Sarling

The question should now be about ‘how’ to get houses built

Shelter have long been campaigning for more houses. We need around 250,000 new homes per year to keep pace with the projected growth in households and even this doesn’t address the cumulative shortfall of past decades. Unfortunately, we are currently … Continue reading

Deborah Garvie
 
I’m a Senior Policy Officer at Shelter, working on the Localism Act and policies for the delivery, letting and management of social housing. I started off in Shelter’s Campaign for Bedsit Rights, publishing research on the appalling living conditions of refugees and successfully campaigning for legislation to license private landlords and protect deposits. My work is informed by the years I worked with tenants as an inner London housing officer.

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By Deborah Garvie

Guest blog: CPRE on how to get homes built

Polling shows that most people agree there is a housing crisis. But nearly half don’t believe that new homes are needed in their local area. When opposition blocks local development, this limits the numbers of homes available for young people and … Continue reading

Adam Terry
 
I am a Campaigns Officer at Shelter, looking in particular at how we can get housing to the forefront of people’s minds and ultimately see more homes being built. Outside of work I’m a lapsed stand-up comedian, a keen cyclist and a fan of long-forgotten mid-90s indie.

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By Adam Terry

We need new homes. And some of them need to be in your back yard

We’ve been arguing for a while (since about 1966, in fact) that as a country we need to build more good quality affordable homes. Sadly, though, the last fifty years have in fact seen an almost continuous decline in the … 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

Let councils build – and borrow

Many voices – including Shelter’s – have been plugging the economic benefits of getting housebuilding, but two things are new about the current burst of pre-budget clamour. Firstly, the breadth, and seniority, of the voices demanding investment has reached a … Continue reading

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