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Cartoon is of a couple with a mortgage advisor, who is reading a pice of paper with the words 'Stable Market' on it. He says to the couple "It means you can just about afford a stable." :lol: Nice one Times.

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Why is it you can get planning permission almost anywhere to house horses but you can't get permission to build somewhere to house people?

Has the planning system a lot more to do with lining pockets than planning?

Why did govt have a policy of attracting more people to further eduction with no provision for a suitable level of additional accomodation?

Why do they do the same with an open border imimgration system?

Not lining pockets again, surely?

How many members of parliament have second homes/BTL and other housing interests or get paid consultancy fees from the lending/building industry?

Should provide enough material for a week of cartoons.

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well done times. perhaps the supposed serious paper is getting serious about this crisis.

also - wouldnt it be a good idea to have MPs declare their housing interests.?

why not write to your local MP and ask if he has any connections to housing groups or home builders/developers. or are they landlords ?

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Why is it you can get planning permission almost anywhere to house horses but you can't get permission to build somewhere to house people?

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A Horse

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Margaret Becket, Dept of Environment and Rural Affairs

Need I say more?

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A Horse

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Margaret Becket, Dept of Environment and Rural Affairs

Need I say more?

Blimey, if thats a professional picture of a her, with make up and everything done by experts, I would hate to see her on a morning after a night out and a curry. Why are politicians so unbelievably gross in this country?

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Blimey, if thats a professional picture of a her, with make up and everything done by experts, I would hate to see her on a morning after a night out and a curry. Why are politicians so unbelievably gross in this country?

It's better than the states where you need glossy looks to make it. With one notable exception:

George "Deliverance" Bush. Squeal like a pig, boy! Where's my banjo?

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Oh yes, nice one"too", happy now? my excuse is I am very very old and nearly blind with  melanoma's what's your's?

My excuse is that im a crap speller. Oh that and my fingers have an above average girth so when pressing a key on this laptop it is difficult for me to just hit one key at a time.

but the crap speller bit is the main problem. If you can read and write in my job then your over qualified so i have to maintain my stupidity.

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Why is it you can get planning permission almost anywhere to house horses but you can't get permission to build somewhere to house people?

Has the planning system a lot more to do with lining pockets than planning?

Why did govt have a policy of attracting more people to further eduction with no provision for a suitable level of additional accomodation?

Why do they do the same with an open border imimgration system?

Not lining pockets again, surely?

How many members of parliament have second homes/BTL and other housing interests or get paid consultancy fees from the lending/building industry?

Should provide enough material for a week of cartoons.

Top of the class that man

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Why is it you can get planning permission almost anywhere to house horses but you can't get permission to build somewhere to house people? [OnlyMe]

See 'Information on Building Stables':

http://www.horsedata.co.uk/building_stables.htm

Unfortunately there are no easy answers when it comes to planning permission for stables or any other structure. Each application is taken on it's own merit.

Firstly, Central Government provides each local authority with Planning Policy Guidance notes. The local authority also have their Unitary Development Plan which is a 250 page document within which are policies on drainage, noise, traffic etc. Each application must adhere to these guidelines. The local authority then looks at the designation of the land e.g. is it in a green belt area or an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are different levels of tests for these types of area. The local authority then looks at the area itself and if the application passes all this then it goes to public consultation.

There may be instances where an application would not ordinarily pass one of the local authority policies, however, the local authority may ask Central Government for permission to go ahead.

Has the planning system a lot more to do with lining pockets than planning? [OnlyMe]

No.

Why do they do the same with an open border imimgration system? [OnlyMe]

They don't. There is no such "open border immigration system".

How many members of parliament have second homes/BTL and other housing interests or get paid consultancy fees from the lending/building industry? [OnlyMe]

Why not do some research and report back? Here are five MPs' declarations to get you started...

'Tony Blair MP':

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/tony_blair/sedgefield

Register of Members' Interests

[...snip...]

8. Land and Property

Two flats in Bristol for which rental income may be received.

A house in London for which rental income may be received.

'Gordon Brown MP':

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/gordon_br...and_cowdenbeath

Register of Members' Interests

[...snip...]

[No property interests listed.]

'Margaret Beckett MP':

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/margaret_...ett/derby_south

Register of Members' Interests

[...snip...]

8. Land and Property

Residential rented property; flat in Westminster, London SW1.

'Michael Howard MP':

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/michael_h...stone_and_hythe

Register of Members' Interests

[...snip...]

8. Land and Property

Flat, currently let, in London SW1.

'Charles Kennedy MP':

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/charles_k...ye_and_lochaber

Register of Members' Interests

[...snip...]

8. Land and Property

Single bedroomed flat in London, from which a rental income is derived.

Why did govt have a policy of attracting more people to further eduction with no provision for a suitable level of additional accomodation? [OnlyMe]

Most students attending colleges of Further Education live in the family home. Higher Education Institutions such as universities are responsible for providing student accomodation. This has been greatly expanded over the last decade often by using 'Public Private Partnerships and the Private Finance Initiative':

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/finance/fundinghe/pfu/

Institutions have successfully employed PPP and PFI as a procurement route for a number of project types, most notably to provide student accommodation.

Some university towns and cities may now have a surplus of student accommodation as reported in 'Student landlords feel the pinch':

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/3682510.stm

Landlords in Lincoln have said they may be forced to sell their properties because of new university flats.

The warning comes as more than 600 student flats remain unoccupied -- three days in to the of the academic year.

wouldnt it be a good idea to have MPs declare their housing interests.? [right_freds_dead]

Lord Nolan thought so.

why not write to your local MP and ask if he has any connections to housing groups or home builders/developers. or are they landlords ? [right_freds_dead]

Much easier to consult the 'Register of Members' Interests':

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/c...1203/memi01.htm

1.  Remunerated directorships

In this section Members are required to register any remunerated directorships which they hold in public or private companies. Members are also required to register directorships which are unremunerated if the companies are associated with or subsidiaries of a company in which the Member holds a remunerated directorship.

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

This is the section for registering outside employment, professions and sources of remuneration not clearly covered elsewhere in the registration form. This includes membership of Lloyd's of London; Lloyd's members are required to disclose the categories of insurance underwritten.

[...snip...]

8.  Land and property

The requirement in this section is to register land or property worth more than £55,000 (100% of an MP's salary) other than any home used for the personal residential purposes of the Member or the Member's spouse or partner -- or from which in aggregate an income in excess of 10% of an MP's salary (£5,500) is derived, for example holiday homes which are let for rent or other commercial property or land.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

In this section Members are required to register the name of any public or private company or other body in which, to their knowledge, they have a beneficial interest in a shareholding (a) of more than 15% of the issued share capital or (B) a value of £55, 000 (the current parliamentary salary) at the preceding 5th April. The requirement extends to holdings in which the interest is held with or on behalf of the Member's spouse or partner or dependent children.

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