Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Managing director, The Strategic Land Group

Mole architects

Design quality is in the eye of the beholder

June 29, 2020

Paul Smith, md of Strategic Land Group, reveals the fascinating results of his firm’s survey of the view of architects and the public of new homes design

Trying to find the right balance

April 2, 2020

After the UK’s recent flooding experiences, Paul Smith, managing director of the Strategic Land Group, looks at the challenges local authorities face

Whose design is it anyway?

Nov. 22, 2019

Paul Smith, managing director of the Strategic Land Group, looks at the issues arising from the new National Design Guide

International lessons for the housing crisis

May 13, 2019

Paul Smith looks at radical planning changes in New Zealand and wonders whether similar might work here

Fatally flawed

Dec. 4, 2018

Paul Smith of The Strategic Land Group, says the standard method is a case study in how not to change planning policy

New housing targets threaten economic growth

Sept. 5, 2018

The new NPPF makes ambition discretionary for local authorities argues Paul Smith, managing director of the Strategic Land Group

Brownfield registers are a toothless strategy

March 2, 2018

Paul Smith, managing director of Strategic Land Group, says the government needs to incentivise the industry to build on brownfield sites