Monday, October 31, 2011

Maybe the government wanted a 1000 homes on it instead!!

Victory joy after homes plan fails

Plans to build 550 homes on a former Preston golf club have been thrown out by the Government. Neighbours have been battling plans for a huge housing estate on almost 70 hectares of land at the former Ingol Golf Club since 2008, when the development was first mooted.

Posted by mark @ 11:25 AM (705 views)
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3 thoughts on “Maybe the government wanted a 1000 homes on it instead!!

  • mark wadsworth says:

    There’s a big fat lie in there somewhere.

    Average density new Uk housing 10 to 15 per acre, i.e. 25 – 38 per hectare.

    Therefore, 550 houses = at most 22 hectares, but it could be as little as 15.

    No way was it going to use up 70 hectares, even if you knock off a third for roads and so on, that would mean an average plot size of 1,000 sq yards.

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  • An average plot size of 1,000 sq yards is what we should be aiming for.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    This is yet another illustration of the way in which Home-Owner-Ists can simultaneously deny and believe the same thing when it suits them.

    One of the arguments which I advance in favour of LVT is that by owning land, you place a burden on ‘everybody else’ and the LVT goes towards spreading the burden equitably (and spreading the benefits equitably via the Citizen’s Income bit). The Homeys then hotly deny that they place a burden on anybody.

    But when it comes to planning new houses, all of a sudden they are wailing about the burden which the new homes will place on the owners of existing homes, in direct contradiction to what they just said to argue against LVT. And if they succeed in getting planning refused, as they usually do, clearly they have placed some sort of burden on the land owner was looking forward to getting planning and making a few quid, the people who’d have earned money building the houses, the people who would have liked to live there and the Exchquer generally (who can cash in a bit of tax when houses are built).

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