- England as a whole: 30%
- Regional level: 46%
- Local councils: 14%
- Not sure: 10%
Politics, I imagine, is akin to finding a path between what the public want to know and what the public need to know. The rhetoric around housing in the pre and post-election periods will do both. The need to boost supply in order to solve the national crisis is both urgent, and as the Shelter data demonstrates, becoming more popular. The rhetoric around planning in the pre and post-election periods will though do neither. The focus on putting communities in control will not boost supply, and as the YouGov survey demonstrates, is not actually something that the public appear to support.
Brave policy solutions are good, but a politician brave enough to swim against the tide of localism in planning would be better.