Prime Warehouses- John Lewis Clearings I &II

This high profile site located between South Kensington and Sloane Square stations is under the public eye again. Following various delays in the planning and construction dating back to the 90′s there is hope that work may soon commence at one of the most attractive development sites in  ”prime” Central London. However the task besetting […]

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Lyons Report – Factoid 2

A screen grab (or two) to ponder on over the weekend:    

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Lyons Housing Review – Factoid 1

The value of land increases significantly when it gets planning permission. A piece of agricultural land worth around £20,000 per hectare could be worth as much as £1.2 million per hectare with residential permission in Birmingham, or as much as £4 million in Oxford and outer London.

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More SME house builders required?

Compare this from the Lyons Review: …we need to attract new entrants into house building by supporting SME house builders With this from LRR’s PD Right report: We suspect that by far the largest developer type will be SMEs with the majority of PD Right applications being for less than 50 units.

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The Lyons Housing Review – Councils no longer build enough houses

Read the paragraph below and then answer the question that follows: As a nation we only consistently built 200,000 homes or more at times in the past when local authorities were building a good number of them. Successive governments reduced local governments’ housing powers and funding. Although public funding to the industry has continued through grant […]

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The Lyons Housing Review

Fifty years ago, the public and private sectors between them built over three hundred thousand homes a year. How was that possible? The graph below shows you how:

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PD Rights

How much is left out there to convert? The map below is mainly oven ready sites (red) with applications (yellow) and starts (black) as well:  

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The Apprentice House 2014 – REVEALED!!

Here it is, The Apprentice House 2014 at 13 Broadlads Road, Highgate, N6 4AE. You saw it here first: and 3:59 in on the 3rd episode on IPlayer:   Thanks to HL for the heads up…

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MIPIM 2014 – Day 1 with LLR

First off to start this day, which would include key panel discussions concerning the residential industry, it was off to see the Mayor of London for a keynote speech arguing the case for creating more homes in London and the UK. Through the usual Boris spiel in which he would provide the bemused crowd with […]

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MIPIM UK 2014

MIPIM UK certainly started off in a slightly different fashion to that of the traditional MIPIM held in Cannes, South of France.  On a rainy grey Wednesday morning, delegates piled themselves into Olympia in West London, to a barrage of abuse from anti MIPIM protesters demanding fairer housing. Housing was, at the risk of stating […]

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