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    Building on a brownfield site; makes a change!: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...ryton-16781326

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    We are littered with brownfield sites, but companies often won't develop them because of the clean-up costs. To my mind, until all brownfield sites are used up no building should be permitted on greenbelt land.

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    Coventry City Council won't scrap the plan; the development will lead to more cash in the coffers: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...inham-16939012

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    Money talks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    Another knock back for McCarthy & Stone, but they're trying again: https://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/ne...-day-1-9083841

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    Work starts on more houses in Warwick: https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/...wick-1-9090596

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    Work starts on more houses in Warwick: https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/...wick-1-9090596


    ''Of the 375 new homes to be built on the site, 185 two, three and four bed houses are to be offered as affordable, social rented or shared ownership dwellings''.

    I have always wonder why they call it, affordable housing! Affordable for who?

    I would steer well clear of shared ownership too. In theory stair casing sounds a reasonable idea for people who want to get on the property ladder but a lot of people just get stuck and find they don't have the money, they are paying rent and mortgage. Originally say 30 years ago, solicitors fees were quite reasonable, but given that conveyancing now costs nearly 2000, you would have to factor that in. To stair case will involve a solicitor and valuation and administrative costs . Let's say you buy 50% you could stair case in 10% tranches, or 2, 25% . Given the costs involved will be about the same. The original idea wasn't a bad one but is now rather dated and doesn't reflect current realities.

    And renting alone can expensive too, including council tax and ground rent.
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    Housing prices are being kept artificially high. The reason is down to government policies and our fractional reserve banking system. However, like all bubbles, at some stage it will burst. The fall out won't be pretty.

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    A 'consultation' on housing in Rugby: https://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/ne...ight-1-9124413

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    When I was at school, Keresley was a small pit village and my mate's brother was the village bobby: it's now a small town! The whole area has changed beyond recognition, and not always for the better.

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    Good to see brown field sites being used: https://solihullobserver.co.uk/news/...w-homes-16213/

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    It is Lex. There are plenty of brown-field sites around, but developers resist taking them on because the profits are often lower. Sad world that we live in, isn't it?

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