Could MP’s building “up not out” idea tackle the UK’s housing crisis?

Could building upwards – rather than outwards – solve the UK’s continuing housing crisis? That’s what one group of influential housing associations believes. Writing to the Chancellor Philip Hammond, housing associations G15, Placeshapers, Midland Heart, Orbit, and Place for People stated: “We believe that, “build up not out” has the…

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Weston Mercury: Cribbs Causeway expansion will make ‘economic rebirth harder to achieve’ – John Penrose

Plans to expand Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway shopping centre will cost Weston’s economy millions of pounds, according to MP John Penrose. How would a Cribbs Causeway expansion affect Weston? £39million An expanded Cribbs Causeway could cost Weston’s businesses £39million, or 8.9 per cent of trade. £45million The £45million Dolphin Square project…

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John Penrose: “Better rural transport ‘vitally important’ for Weston’s villages”

Investing in transport infrastructure in Weston-super-Mare’s surrounding villages is a key issue for the area, John Penrose has said. On a BBC Radio Bristol election debate programme, John Penrose, Conservative candidate for Weston, Worle and the villages, has said that maintaining and improving transport connections is vital. On the programme…

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Build Up, Not Out

For years, I’ve been campaigning to make it easier for urban property owners to build up to the level of other buildings in the same block without needing planning permission. This change will make homes more affordable, break the stranglehold of large housebuilding firms on the number of new homes…

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