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    Nah, kids never listen to their parents; what do those old farts know about anything?

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    That seems to be the speed government runs - why do something in 6 months, when it can be dragged out for years.
    Keeps them in a job.

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    This looks ok, but I'm not sure about the steel & zinc coating: http://www.stratford-herald.com/7767...-approved.html
    What the hell is it with Studio Spicer? They seem to want to turn Stratford into some nasty looking set from a Science Fiction B-movie: http://www.stratford-herald.com/7989...partments.html

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    I took on Coventry council about a similar proposal and won. It was toned down quite a lot.

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    Affordable housing has been an issue for the last 20 years: http://www.stratford-herald.com/8020...s-looming.html

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    Concern mounts as first-time buyers ignored by developers
    A very silly, but short sighted, move in chasing immediate better profits. First time buyers drive the housing market. No first time buyers and the market collapses. Of course this won't be allowed as the UK economy is based on ever increasing house prices (look up fractional reserve banking and see how money is 'made'). If this practice becomes common, I think we can expect central government to pass legislation to counter it.

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    A potential solution to the housing problem, and a case for building houses for the sake of building them?

    https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/...rict-1-8317857

    https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/...time-1-8309108

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    If there 600 homes empty, how can they possibly justify building 200 more?

    I've said it before. The UK economy depends on house building so the government will continue to allow/encourage it. Had the economy still been based on the gold standard things would be very different.

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    The building industry will come to a shuddering halt once Brexit comes into force - along with agriculture and hospitality, construction has been dependant on central European labour for years.

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