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Use planning-friendly 'Pink Zones' to tackle housing shortage, think tank suggests (24dash)

    24dash discusses Centre for Policy Studies pamphlet advising creation of zones with lighter planning regulation to boost house building.

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    "Planning-friendly 'Pink Zones', rather than bureaucratic red tape ones, should be created to tackle Britain’s housing shortage, the Centre for Policy Studies says in a new report politely called 'A Suggestion for the Housing and Planning Minister'.

    Co-authors Keith Boyfield and Daniel Greenberg urge Brandon Lewis to seize the opportunity of a new government to face up to the crisis, noting that the UK planning system is chiefly to blame for the shortage, restricting housing supply and inflating house prices to unaffordable levels."

    To read the full article, visit the 24dash website.

    Date added: Thursday 21st May 2015