Now we've spoken in the past about the fallacy of blaming the planning system for the lack of construction growth. We have solid data going back well over a decade, well into the good times and it always shows the same thing. The number of sites with planning permission increases year on year whilst the number of completed units remains almost static.
There is no debate to be had here, it's not about planning, it's all about funding... period.
And if one scheme encapsulates what I've just said it would be this one. How's this for oven ready:
Detailed planning permission for 470 residential units in a 45 storey landmark tower designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Located 2km from the city and 2.5km from the West End. Close to Elephant & Castle underground station (Zone 1) and overland stations providing excellent links. Within the Elephant & Castle Opportunity Area.
Interested? Give Madeleine Jones, Tom Dolan-Bent or Nigel Durman at DJ Deloitte a bell on 020 7007 2342 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org expressions of interest by 22 October 2012.