Tag Archives: Housing and Planning Act

St Michael’s Gate, Peterborough: Housing Nadir?

[Support the St Michal’s Gate tenants, demo and lobby Peterborough town hall, 6pm 14th Dec.] It’s become difficult to be shocked by our housing crisis.  (I see the government now refers to the ‘housing challenge’ and some others don’t like … Continue reading

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Housing: The Current Future

This article was originally commissioned by ‘The Guardian’ back in August.  They then backed off it, apparently under legal advice.  I’m not sure what they were worried about, but I’m going to publish and be damned (or sued) because I … Continue reading

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Labour Party Conference, follow-up

As a quick follow-up to my previous post, the Labour Party conference has passed the following resolution, committing to fighting and repealing the Housing and Planning Act. This is not victory, but a significant step towards it and testament to … Continue reading

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Leaving of Liverpool (thoughts on the Labour Party conference etc.)

I’m not long back from Liverpool where the ‘Axe the Housing Act’ (AtHA) campaign tried to make an impact at Labour Party conference and the parallel ‘World Transformed’ event organised, I think, by Momentum.  Obviously the main focus of attention … Continue reading

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Radical Housing in Tower Hamlets

I’ve just been to this and it’s well worth a visit.  I’m always wary of excessively celebrating ‘the fight for a better yesterday’, but this exhibition has some important lessons for today.  It chronicles the radical tenant-led organisations, rent strikes … Continue reading

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Milton Keynes – A City Concept at Risk

I’ve written before about my fascination with Milton Keynes, so I was very happy to be invited to a meeting of MK residents to discuss the Housing and Planning Act (which limped through parliament on 12th May).  The new Act … Continue reading

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