The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has announced that it will prioritise housing supply, the future of the high street and climate change in its discussions with national and regional governments.
On housing supply, the RICS says governments must deliver housing with a planning system that works holisitically with the community and delivers housing that is built to good standards and via a variety of delivery methods.
The RICS says urgent action is needed to save high streets. It does not propose any solutions, but flags up issues such as business rates reform, landlords reducing rents and community-focussed high streets.
The RICS says a paradigm shift is necessary in the built environment sector to meet the challenge of climate change. 30-40 per cent of carbon emissions are attributable from the built environment - both from the operational use of built assets, but also through their construction.