Boris – Not Just Brownfield Sites

It is important to read the full text of Boris’ ‘Build, Build, Build’ speech – because the most important passage has not been reported on at all

‘We will build fantastic new homes on brownfield sites

and other areas that with better transport and other infrastructure could frankly be suitable and right for development

and address that intergenerational injustice

and help young people get on the housing ladder in the way that their parents and grandparents could

and it is to galvanise this whole process that this government will shortly bring forward the most radical reforms of our planning system since the end of the second world war’

One can imagine the MCHLG and Number 10 advisors taking a red pen to add that line, as rightly brownfield sites, as we know, are not enough.

One thought on “Boris – Not Just Brownfield Sites

  1. Not all previously-developed sites are in sustainable locations – the first sieve is to identify sites that are or will become well-served by public transport. A very high proportion of sites developed for major housing schemes are in unsustainable locations.  There is a strong need to clarify what building “the right homes in the right places” actually means. It is no more than a much repeated mantra, which is not followed through by policy let alone in practice.   Transport for New Homes have highlighted the gap between the rhetoric and practice.

    Michael

    From: “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions” Reply to: Decisions Date: Wednesday, 8 July 2020 at 07:30 To: Subject: [New post] Boris – Not Just Brownfield Sites

    andrew lainton posted: “It is important to read the full text of Boris’ ‘Build, Build, Build’ speech – because the most important passage has not been reported on at all ‘We will build fantastic new homes on brownfield sites and other areas that with better transport and oth”

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