The article (subscription required) says that "building in areas of high demand will be essential to fix the housing crisis". It adds: "Whoever forms the next government needs to make a credible commitment to new housing. That means explaining where exactly homes will be built and making sure infrastructure is in place. It means finding a way to overcome residents’ objections. Building on the greenbelt must be an option."
The Times (subscription) reports that fund manager M&G "has suspended trading in a property fund that manages more than £2.5 billion of assets after suffering a rush of redemptions and struggling to sell assets in a market plagued by Brexit uncertainty". The paper says the firm said there had been "unusually high and sustained outflows" from the M&G Property Portfolio Fund, which is held by "tens of thousands of small investors," because of "Brexit-related political uncertainty and ongoing structural shifts in the UK retail sector".
Writing in The Guardian, Green Party leader Caroline Lucas says that a report commissioned by the party has found that the "best wildlife areas are old industrial brownfield sites". She says the report suggests giving them "pop-up" status as sites of special scientific interest, "and incentivising developers to leave derelict land for wildlife for 10-year periods".
The Telegraph reports that "living in the UK's most polluted cities and towns increases the risk of an early death by the equivalent of smoking three cigarettes a week, a charity has warned." The paper says that the British Heart Foundation (BHF) said air pollution must be declared "a public health emergency".