The politics of rebuilding Britain

Marcus Roberts


Britain’s housing, transport and energy needs are dramatic. Yet due to a combination of poor political management and a lack of local of community consent, major infrastructure development plans are on the brink of total gridlock.
Instead of more centrally-determined solutions that rely on either altruism or bribery to achieve community consent for new infrastructure projects, ‘The politics of rebuilding Britain’ calls for an entirely new approach.
By prioritising engagement with communities from the outset, listening to the needs of local people and gradually earning their trust, this report argues that a new and genuine partnership can be built between the private sector, the state and communities.