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  1. I live in a 4 bedroom house with 1.75 acres of garden. About half of the garden is an overgrown paddock with run down greenhouses and a collapsed barn! My thoughts have turned to how to increase the value of the property, before putting it on the market for sale. Questions: #1. Would getting planning permission to build a house on the paddock area likely to increase the house value? #2. How easy is it to get planning permission nowadays? Does it take long or cost much? Thanks, Jon
  2. Excuse my naivety, but (in these times of austerity) local councils always seem to be needing more money for social care, pensions, etc. What is stopping them from buying some scrap land, granting planning permission and then selling the land at a huge profit? Profits would go to reducing the council tax bills for everyone. My rough calculations (yours may differ) indicate that this would knock of somewhere in the order of £100 per new house. This would be more in areas with higher housing need. More houses + lower tax, surely a vote winner?
  3. Source (h/t northshore) If you were a volume builder how would you respond to somebody floating this as a possible initiative? How does it impact the value you place on your land bank? How confident should you be that the price the government will sell the houses at reflects the value at which you are carrying the land at on your balance sheet? More nudge politics from the Conservatives?

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