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At a glance: government's proposed planning changes


There is scant evidence that the planning system is an obstacle to development. On the contrary there are housebuilders in possession of large sites who, by their own admission, will develop them gradually rather than build and sell the homes off quickly, It is in their business interest to do this. But what it means for the country is that developers are sitting on land for houses that could be put on the market and relieve the housing shortage. It shows the need for the state to take charge of developing large sites so that not all the homes are under the control of the big house builders. As for localism--- RIP.

Posted date

13 July, 2015

Posted time

11:09 am


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