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“Using street votes to fix the housing crisis is like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic”

June 15, 2022 Anna Minton 0
Poundbury estate in Dorset

The UK government’s plan to encourage “gentle densification” of neighbourhoods by promising communities financial benefits and neo-Georgian aesthetics will not help solve the housing crisis, writes Anna Minton. Street votes, mini referendums and design codes are the UK government’s latest plan to solve England’s housing crisis. Last month ministers introduced the Levelling Up and Regeneration

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“The red flags raised by the MSG Sphere relate not to aesthetics but to democratic failure”

April 14, 2022 Anna Minton 0
MSG Sphere

More important than the aesthetic shortcomings of London’s planned spherical venue is the failure of democracy that is allowing it to be built, writes Anna Minton. A decade on from London 2012, a gigantic sphere as tall as Big Ben and as wide as the London Eye looks set to be the latest piece of

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