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'Cardboard box' flats with just 16 square metres of space to be built in New Walk, Leicester

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Greedy council choosing not to implement national minimum guidelines, greedy developer trying maximise profits with no thought or care on wether their developments are actually habitable.

A nice summary of the UK, the housing market, and the feckless, greedy mentality that's rife.

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for the sake of comparison ..

'The floor area of a 40 ft shipping container is 29.724 square metres (320 square feet).'

so a 20 ft container is half that, approx. 15 ft.


These flats are 16 sq m , so a 20 ft container plus a 1 m porch or shower  cube   

Edited by Saving For a Space Ship

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I'll bet this c**t lives in an extremely large and spacious house...... The council is an absolute disgrace, using the measly get-out that they haven't adopted the national minimum guidelines so can't refuse the application. Grrrr......


The council’s head of planning Grant Butterworth said there was a need for such small, affordable flats in the city and stressed that the developers could appeal against a refusal.

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