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website archive for 2015

The Autumn Statement – Weekly Update

George Osborne unveiled a £7bn war chest to help hundreds of thousands on to the housing ladder is his latest step in what has become the biggest government effort to promote home ownership since Margaret Thatcher’s Right To Buy in...
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November 30th, 2015

Farmland and property, risk and return

When considering an investment you need to consider the risks involved. You cannot receive any level of excess return from an investment without taking on some level of risk. Even the risk free interest rate offered by the central bank...
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November 20th, 2015

a Danish Alternative

The RICS Residential Survey for October suggests that property prices will continue to rise due to a shortage of supply. Simon Rubinsohn, RICS chief economist said "If the five-year projections from members regarding the outlook for both prices and rents are...
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November 13th, 2015

Will increasing planning application fees result in a better planning system?

It seems that property developers are facing large increases in planning application fees as part of the government’s attempts to balance the books in the autumn spending review. As we are all aware the government has restricted funding to many public...
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November 6th, 2015

Woolley become members of the Suffolk & Norfolk Green 100 – again!

On Friday 16th October 2015, Liz Archer and Annabel James attended the Suffolk and Norfolk Green 100 event, hosted by Archant at the Orbis Energy Centre...
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November 5th, 2015

BIMBY to overcome NIMBYs

On Tuesday 27th October 2015, the Princes Foundation for the Building Community (PFBC) launched the BIMBY Online Toolkit at Buckingham Palace, with HRH The Prince of Wales in attendance amongst nearly 150 other esteemed guests linked to the planning and...
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November 2nd, 2015

The Circle of Life for Hipster Neighbourhoods

Last week my mother visited me while on holiday travelling around the UK, she had just returned from the home town of her father and was surprised by what she found. The neighbourhood had been described as the lowly poorer...
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October 23rd, 2015

Woolley weekly round-up Friday 16 October

This week the Government published its Housing and Planning Bill. The Prime Minister said: “A Greater Britain must mean more families having the security and stability of owning a home of their own. My government will do everything it can to...
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October 16th, 2015

Housing Market Intelligence Conference 2015 – Milton Court, London – 8th October 2015

Nick Woolley attended the Housebuilder Housing Market Intelligence Conference on 8th October. At the Conference Housebuilders were challenged by the government and the Labour party to improve their performance and meet the challenge of new homes supply.

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October 13th, 2015

UK Construction Week – 6th October 2015 – Birmingham NEC

On Tuesday 6th October, our Nick Woolley travelled to the Birmingham NEC for UK Construction week to take part in the Keynote Debate on the inevitability of building on the Green Belt, alongside Paul Miner - Senior Planning Officer of...
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October 13th, 2015
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