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“It strikes me the [uK]government should really be thinking about some of the techniques we’ve had in the States where we’re incentivising the private sector to really build this asset class up...through a mix of planning measures, the use of city land, subsidies and tax incentives for private sector developers.

Righto.

"Now, here is a desert. Here is a caravan going along over the desert. Here is a gang of robbers. They say: "Look! There is a rich caravan; let us go and rob it, kill the men if necessary, take their goods from them, their camels and horses, and walk off." But one of the robbers says: "Oh, no; that is dangerous; besides, that would be stealing! Let us, instead of doing that, go ahead to where there is a spring, the only spring at which this caravan can get water in this desert. Let us put a wall around it and call it ours, and when they come up we won’t let them have any water until they have given us all the goods they have."

That would be more gentlemanly, more polite, and more respectable; but would it not be theft all the same? And is it not theft of the same kind when people go ahead in advance of population and get land they have no use whatever for, and then, as people come into the world and population increases, will not let this increasing population use the land until they pay an exorbitant price?" Henry George, 1887

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simply repeal the town and country planning act and you're done. Maybe keep some restrictions in AONBs (though probably not)

Cheaper houses for everyone, benefit bill goes down, construction industry boom, unemployment down, GDP up, living standards rise, and everyone realised that "concreting over the countryside" was complete and utter ********.

Some issues to sort out negative equity for those who bought at sky high prices.

edit - we also repeal all the climate levies and affordable housing levies etc on new properties then the price will fall even further.

Edited by LJAR

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