Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Inside out


In Brexit-Land

Wed, 19 Oct 2016

Could Brexit improve the way that we use land? Colin Wiles looks at the key issues.


The Chamberlain effect

Tue, 4 Oct 2016

More and more Conservatives appear to believe that the market on its own will never solve the housing crisis, says Colin Wiles


The Wrong Pedal

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

Neighbourhood Plans are hindering not helping the delivery of new homes, says Colin Wiles


The Corbyn effect

Wed, 7 Sep 2016

What are the prospects for housing in the new political landscape? Colin Wiles writes.


Invest, invest, invest

Wed, 3 Aug 2016

Now is the time for a shift in government policy, writes Colin Wiles


Divided house

Fri, 24 Jun 2016

The divide opened up by the referendum extends to tenants and housing association heads, says Colin Wiles


Government by ministerial diktat

Wed, 15 Jun 2016

The Housing and Planning Act gives ministers the power to overrule local decisions, says Colin Wiles


Planning gain?

Fri, 27 May 2016

The government’s flagship planning framework was supposed to boost house building but has made little difference, says Colin Wiles


The theory of everything

Tue, 17 May 2016

The housing crisis is at the heart of most social, political and economic problems, says Colin Wiles


Victorian values?

Wed, 4 May 2016

Fixing the housing crisis depends upon understanding the lessons of the past, writes Colin Wiles


Burning bridges

Tue, 19 Apr 2016

Mega-mergers will create serious risks and dangers for the housing association sector, writes Colin Wiles


Rustat re-visited

Tue, 5 Apr 2016

Developers continue to evade their responsibility to provide affordable homes, writes Colin Wiles.


Green vision defect

Tue, 15 Mar 2016

By ruling out development on green belt land, the two main candidates to be London’s mayor have failed in their duty to priced-out Londoners, writes Colin Wiles.


From the summit

Thu, 3 Mar 2016

Last week’s housing summit was a disappointment, writes Colin Wiles


Annus horribilis

Mon, 21 Dec 2015

Colin Wiles reflects on a horrid year for housing associations.


Be heard - respond

Mon, 14 Dec 2015

Everyone in UK housing should respond to the latest consultation on planning writes Colin Wiles


'Let us go backwards together'

Tue, 8 Dec 2015

The government’s obsessive focus on home ownership is regressive and counter-productive, writes Colin Wiles


A promise already broken?

Tue, 17 Nov 2015

The Conservatives’ manifesto commitment is already crumbling writes, Colin Wiles


Words corrupted...

Tue, 3 Nov 2015

The Housing Bill’s impact assessment mangles the definition of words, writes Colin Wiles


The beginning of the end?

Fri, 30 Oct 2015

Today’s ONS decision is very troubling indeed, writes Colin Wiles

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