Former Number 10 Advisor – Coalition Left Challenge of How to Build Housing Whilst Protecting Greenbelt Unsolved

Sean Worth Writing in PR News reported in Telegraph

While the coalition partners have rubbed along and achieved more than many expected, the really big questions – like tackling our mountainous national debt, how on earth to fund the NHS beyond the next decade, or how we’ll meet massive demand for house-building while protecting the greenbelt – remain largely untouched.”

“This is, however, in large part a product of a form of coalition governing that I fear is now being tested to absolute bankruptcy. Forming a coalition in 2010 that would share power on every front of decision-making will, I believe, come to be viewed as a serious mistake – one not to be repeated if we end up with another coalition next May.”

The Coalition has meant ministers from both parties sitting in departments, and the ministers in charge of departments having to turn to a divided leadership at the top of government for a clear direction.

“It is a recipe for internal politicking, weak compromises and reform-phobia,” Mr Worth said. Instead, parties should have been given complete control of whole areas of policy.

One thought on “Former Number 10 Advisor – Coalition Left Challenge of How to Build Housing Whilst Protecting Greenbelt Unsolved

  1. Hi Andrew, do you now believe that brown field sites which are suitable for housing in a green belt area will also be pre approved. We have a 40 acre site (brownfield) which is situated in a green belt area with 12 new build houses next door (0.5 acre site). We have road access in and throughout the site, 0.4 miles away from a village area with shops and local amenities, 0.6 miles from rail and tram links, we are 0.8 miles from motorway connections. You’re views on the matter of all browfield sites suitable for development (houses) would be appreciated.

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