Thursday, August 22, 2013

How many empty houses as well!

400,000 homes in England waiting to be built, research shows

More than 350 councils in England are calling for the freedom to make extra investment in housing to help clear a backlog of almost 400,000 homes given planning permission but yet to be built.

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4 thoughts on “How many empty houses as well!

  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    …£1bn of central government investment was “helping to unlock many of these stalled sites”.

    It’s quite the racket. Not only do developers get to speculate on rising land prices; they also get State subsidies to boot when they invariably drag their heels. Talk about perverse incentives.

    I’m sure MW will have a solution to this problem.

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  • Standard rate council tax (or lvt) for each plot starting from 18 months from the date of planning consent.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    SBC: “It’s quite the racket. Not only do developers get to speculate on rising land prices; they also get State subsidies to boot when they invariably drag their heels. Talk about perverse incentives.”

    We own land, give us money.

    Khards, agreed.

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  • It is meant to take up to 10 years to build out a large site with planning permission. This done I order not to flood the market and reduce the price the builder gets on each house. Which is quite sensible but it means if you are looking you are looking to build 200,000 houses per year you should have a lot more outstanding planning permission approvals. I would expect in the order of a 1 million outstanding planning orders.

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