Friday, June 14, 2013

The Clearances continue

Mass exodus of younger families from countryside

The number of people aged 30-44 living in the rural Westcountry has declined by 9%in a decade. “If we don’t start building more homes that ordinary families can afford, our treasured countryside will become the preserve of the old and wealthy".

Posted by greenmind @ 10:14 PM (1623 views)
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6 thoughts on “The Clearances continue

  • It’s only a matter of time before there’s a mass exodus from the country.

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  • Ha Ha!

    We couldn’t afford to move back to the south west, so we moved to Ireland which seems like a better move as there are less chavs and lowlifes around here and the houses are more affordable.
    Seems to be more skilled work here to, less government and council jobs – if you work hard it can pay off, good old fashioned capitalism rather than the UK’s socialism.

    Uk: Couple with 2 kids.
    Work 30 hours a week in any low skilled job get family credit to top you up to equivalent of 30k
    Work your ass off, go to uni, get in debt earn 30k per year (if you are lucky)

    In the UK is seems like the hard working people are always bailing out the dumb and lazy via tax.

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    All we wanted is some space and not to be crammed into such a small space. Give us some dignity.

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  • With the new planning laws, this is completely turning around anyway. Planners cannot refuse housing now simply because of it being outside the built limits, if they have not provided a five year supply of land, so don’t worry, this situation is being resolved.

    Problem is, like the jobs that we get, how many will be available to British citizens of these new houses? After the Treasury destroying British savings, it will most likely come from EU immigrants with good savings or those escaping the Eurozone who have houses to sell.

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  • TBH, The UK housing stock is rotten and crumbling, the newer houses are made from cardboard and MDF and are not big enough to keep a dog in. It would be interesting to find out how inefficient the housing is.

    Funny enough the problem is really easy to fix.

    1, Each of the 3,232 cities, towns and villages in the U.K must have a number of plots available for building.
    2, All planning permission expires after 12 months and costs exponentially more to renew.

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  • stillthinking says:

    Curiously enough, all the people I know, former UK people moved away, all use UK BTL housing as a savings vehicle. Effectively this is a tax free savings scheme which is additionally subsidised. The only snag being the appalling losses on yield and valuations clearly visible in foreign currencies. If your intention is to move back at some point maybe acceptable.

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