Report The House That £100K Built in House prices and the economy Posted September 18, 2013 It should go up quite a bit, of course, because infrastructure (roads, drainage, sports facilities, public transport) should be built to accompany new housing. The local authorities should raise money from selling land to private builders but would need to be responsible for the infrastructure and price this in. Oh sorry, I'm in la-la land again, I forgot I live in Switzerland not the UK. In the cantons of Vaud and Fribourg, it works like this. I can buy a 1000m2 plot for about 120kGBP. Geneva is like the UK times 10. :angry: I meant just the planning permit really, before any utility is brought to the land. The value goes up x100. Besides, for an acre bordering or near a village/town/city it doesn't cost much to link services to the existing infrastructure. We don't need to build huge estates in one go. We should allow a more organic growth, just a little, but everywhere, surrounding existing housing - probably like what you have over there in Switzerland, no?