Category Archives: Planning

Victorian values re-evaluated

On Sunday inventor-entrepreneur James Dyson added his voice to the much-needed debate on planning in the UK.  Writing in support of a new Thames Hub airport for London (“Boris Island“) he laments “we have lost the ambition and vision of our Victorian ancestors. … Continue reading

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Plane sailing

The UK has not always been hamstrung by transport planning: big bold decisions taken centuries ago shape the world we live in today. Last week I took a ‘Fall Break’ to the New Forest in Hampshire.  First established in the … Continue reading

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Plane stupid

The UK economy can’t take off without airports.  But the modern British Disease – Planning Panic – once again stops us from taking the bold decisions we need to secure future growth. A global interconnected economy like Britain’s won’t survive … Continue reading

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We need to talk about planning

This morning a new think-tank – the Intergenerational Foundation – launched the Hoarding on Housing report, claiming one-third of UK homes are ‘under-occupied’ because over-60s are failing to downsize once their children move on.  Half of all properties owned by single pensioners … Continue reading

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