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 (3645 views) Add Comment


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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