Planning policy

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New garden cities and suburbs are a solution to the housing crisis | Observer letters
Green belts can be built on and still retain their traditional purpose as well as serving as carbon sinks for emissions

28, May, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Red tape can’t be allowed to hold up the Holocaust memorial any longer | Rowan Moore
Plans for an accompanying education centre are blocking progress, but London already has one at the nearby Imperial War Museum

Rowan Moore

27, May, 2023 @4:31 PM

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Shredding the green belt is a recipe for disaster. We need a saner planning policy | Simon Jenkins
One of the great creations of postwar Britain is under threat from the housing crisis – it doesn’t have to be this way, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

26, May, 2023 @2:42 PM

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Green belts once served a vital purpose, but now they are squeezing the life out of cities | Rowan Moore
Keir Starmer has drawn flak for his revolutionary housebuilding plans, but history shows it can be achieved while still protecting the environment

Rowan Moore

21, May, 2023 @8:01 AM

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House prices need to fall relative to income, Keir Starmer says
Labour leader accuses Conservative government of killing the dream of home ownership

Kiran Stacey Political correspondent

17, May, 2023 @6:17 PM

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Women should help design UK parks to tackle safety fears, says study
West Yorkshire research shows women and girls affected ‘on daily basis by misogyny and harassment’

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

09, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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London estate resident goes to high court over demolition plans
Exclusive: Aysen Dennis says plans to bulldoze Aylesbury estate are unlawful and amount to ‘social cleansing’

Emily Dugan

09, May, 2023 @5:25 PM

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‘Zombie’ housing approvals, some buried for up to 40 years, are rising from the dead in NSW
Locals are fighting against building plans which need only adhere to decades-old environmental and planning standards

Jordyn Beazley

29, Apr, 2023 @8:00 PM

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How Canberra became a progressive paradise – and a housing hell
Part of what makes the ACT so ahead of the legislative curve is also partly why the government is stuck in development paralysis

Amy Remeikis

29, Apr, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Anger in Bristol as councillors approve plan for homes on site of zoo
Protesters say decision-makers would be remembered for having paved over paradise in ‘Joni Mitchell moment’

Steven Morris

26, Apr, 2023 @5:10 PM

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Want to buy a woollen home? Why Newcastle may have knitted the future of housing
Terry Farrell, the distinguished creator of dazzling buildings worldwide, has set up a £4.6m centre in Newcastle aiming to demystify the overblown language of architecture. So why does it contain a compostable woolly bio-cave?

Oliver Wainwright

19, Apr, 2023 @2:54 PM

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Planning applications in England fall to record low in housing blow
Experts say developers deterred by changes to planning system brought in by successive Tory governments

Kiran Stacey Political correspondent

01, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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