Hi Matt, thanks for your message.
I'm certainly not an expert by any means however I actually do think there's a lot of merit in the Japan style zonal system that edmundintokyo has kindly explained multiple times. However I don't think that's actually what the Government is proposing? Especially as my understanding is that it needs to be combined with a land usage tax to encourage development.
I feel that the reason any reform will fail is because people like HYFUD in leafy towns in Epping will realise how little control they will have over what gets built, and by whom.
I would certainly be interested in reading your proposed piece and would also be happy to work with you on it, or proof-reading anything, if you needed or desired a 2nd opinion.
All the best.