Thursday, Dec 07, 2006

Budget boost for environmentally sustainable housing - is it enough?

The Times: Stamp duty relief to underline need for zero-carbon houses

Newly built zero-carbon homes will be exempt from stamp duty from April for at least three years, Gordon Brown announced.

Posted by jellycaster @ 10:25 AM (519 views)
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1. P. Doff said...

My solution is simple. Forget all this emissions business and focus instead on population stability or it's reduction. Close all borders to incomers, encourage those who want a home in the sun to b***er off. Hey presto, the country easily achieves its targets and, as a sideline no more road gridlock, parking problems or requirement for new motorways. There will be full employment. We will also have more houses than needed, so, no more building on greenfield sites or relaxing of planning laws required. Property prices will tumble and everyone can afford a home plus a holiday residence.

Next week I shall outline my cure for the common cold.

PS. If Glorious is monitoring, I'm on my lunch break

Thursday, December 7, 2006 01:30PM Report Comment

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