Peace in our time? Don’t bank on it

Climate change means we stand at a key moment in history, one on which future generations will judge us – if there’s anyone around left to judge. Prime minister Boris Johnson likes to compare himself with another PM who stood on “the hinge of fate”, Winston Churchill. But the way things are going, the Government’s increasingly weak approach to climate […]

Housing affordability – it’s more than rent or prices

Housing affordability is about so much more than rents or house prices. If England’s National Planning Policy Framework were to be believed, housing affordability would mostly be about local house prices, rents and incomes. Planning Practice Guidance only expands this a bit, with vague stuff about households who are homeless or in temporary, overcrowded or unsuitable accommodation. And, of course, […]