Latest Issue

Will Boris Johnson’s controversial housing plans end the British countryside as we know it?

Lockdown showed many rural Britons the benefits of living in the countryside. But new planning changes sparked by Covid-19 means that life will have to change

By Elinor Goodman  

Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving a speech during a visit to Dudley College of Technology in Dudley, he said he will follow in the footsteps of president Franklin D Roosevelt, who led the US out of the Great Depression in the 1930s, by investing in infrastructure projects to help stimulate the nation's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

During lockdown virtually all of us living in nice houses in the countryside said how lucky we were. On our not very socially isolated walks, we would say how sorry we felt for people living in tower blocks with no gardens or space for children to play. At the…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect