How would a new planning and housing system work, one not based on top-down nor market-based approaches?

29th September, 2020


A new Government White Paper envisages radical reform for planning. But, while it hints at a community-led approach, it also sets rules and targets to be imposed by national government. John Myers of the YIMBY Alliance sets out how...

6th August, 2020


Factors as varied as employment, transport, housing, and green space all affect people’s health. And over the last four years, councils have undertaken a variety of innovative work with local partners to improve public health outcomes. But challenges around...

5th June, 2018


In September 2017, the Government announced an additional £2bn investment in affordable housing, and stated it will encourage councils and housing associations to build homes for social rent in parts of the country where the need is greatest. Other...

11th December, 2017


To help councils build the hundreds of thousands of new homes that are needed, NLGN has published a practical guide, Building Homes, Growing Communities, to help ensure that the houses built lead to high quality communities that prioritise design,...

23rd March, 2017


In the spring of 2016, NLGN and Capsticks LLP hosted a roundtable discussion on ways in which councils and housing associations can collaborate to build more homes. This paper is the outcome of this discussion and reflects the debate...

2nd June, 2016