Letwin’s review will not win the landbank battle

COMMENT: I am not at all sure why I warranted an invitation to the Municipal Journal annual contributors lunch a few days ago, but it was a very great privilege to be included. Serious Thought Leaders in the local government sector – leaders, chief officers, MPs, journalists, academics, think tank policy wonks, senior pollsters (I seriously was not worthy) – joined together to break bread in a suitably modest but excellent restaurant, round the back of Victoria somewhere. It was a most enjoyable and illuminating affair. Heather Jameson, editor of the MJ, asked the guests (about 25 of us) for