Friday, May 19, 2017

A million homes by the end of 2020

Torygraph: Tory manifesto proposes mapping who owns all the land in the country for the first time

Well we have gone back to the 1950's with all parties pledging a million new homes..... and land value capture from the Tories...

Posted by pete green @ 09:29 AM (3599 views) Add Comment

3 Comments

1. mombers said...

Along with some bad news in fixed term council tenancies, followed by right to buy and buy to let thereafter...

Friday, May 19, 2017 02:41PM Report Comment
 

2. nickb said...

Actually it would not be the first time there is a comprehensive land ownership mapping. The two previous occasions were the Domesday book and a survey in the 1870s. As discussed in the wonderful book 'Who Owns Britian' by Dan Cahill, a journalist. The results of the 1870 survey were considered so sensitive that the few copies around are often locked away in closed collections of larger public libraries. Basically Cahill reports that a lot of land (after accounting for the big aristocrats and institutional landowners) is owned by the so-called landed gentry - descendents of minor aristocratic families few people have heard of, titled following the norman conquest, never sold and therefore not listed in the land registry.

Monday, May 22, 2017 03:27PM Report Comment
 

3. mombers said...

If people won't disclose if they actually own a particular piece of land, on what basis should the taxpayer protect their private property rights?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:53AM Report Comment
 

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