Should the emerging VRTB framework be scrutinised? Nigel Turner, director of Future Housing Review, puts forward the case for a public consultation.
Future Housing Review is an independent think tank tackling issues around Government housing policy
Here are some housing issues that are of particular interest:
- reforming shared ownership and developing graduated ownership as a new brand of tenure
- adopting standard-form documents to fast-track section 106 negotiations
- campaigning to secure reform of the section 106 framework
- campaigning to challenge the voluntary right to buy agreement
This note examines the possibility of a landowner using specific covenants to ensure that new affordable housing built on his or her land is maintained in perpetuity.
Philip Barnes, group land and planning director at Barratt Development plc, asks some pertinent questions about land supply.
The FHR proposal for speeding up the section 106 process and reducing administrative burden on local authorities.