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website archive for 2015

Woolley weekly round-up – What will the extension of ‘Right to Buy’ mean in rural areas?

On Wednesday 7th October 2015, David Cameron announced a historic new agreement with housing associations and the National Housing Federation that will extend...
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October 9th, 2015

German Town Development with Greenbelt

I recently travelled to Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest. As the plane descended in towards Munich airport I first noticed their farmland is structured rather differently the here in the UK. Instead on seeing huge single purpose paddocks it appeared the...
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October 2nd, 2015

Woolley’s weekly round up – Friday 25 September

In news this week Brandon Lewis has announced that the government is targeting to build 1 million houses by 2020. Some have called this ambitious, which is correct to say the least. It has been generally accepted that there needs...
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September 25th, 2015

Woolley wonderings – Brandon Lewis and the ‘Local Plan Panel’….

Aside from the announcement of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, the biggest news in the property and planning world this week has been Planning Minister Brandon Lewis’s launch of a new panel of experts in an attempt to speed up Local...
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September 18th, 2015

Woolley wonderings – Jeremy Corbyn & the property market…

The polls suggest that Jeremy Corbyn may well be announced as the new leader of the Labour Party - but what policies does Jeremy advocate that could affect the property markets? Jeremy would like to see the introduction of...
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September 11th, 2015

Woolley wonders… The future of energy efficiency in the housebuilding sector

Back in July, the new Conservative Summer Budget announced significant budget cuts for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which led to increasing concerns that there could be impacts on innovation research, energy efficiency and the UK’s ability...
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September 4th, 2015

Woolley’s weekly round-up – profound thoughts from Australia! (Friday 28th August 2015)

The UK housing shortage is a serious concern which needs addressing and it is interesting to see how George Osborne et al. plan to tackle the issue. I recently moved here from a relatively young country (Australia - colonised a little...
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August 28th, 2015

Woolley’s weekly round-up (Friday 21st August 2015)

The biggest news for the rural property world this week has been George Osborne’s and the Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss’s announcements of the new Rural Productivity Plan. According to Government figures, rural England is experiencing a net internal inward migration...
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August 21st, 2015

Woolley’s weekly round-up (Friday 14th August 2015)

The biggest news in the rural property world this week was the release of news on the Reform of the ‘Model Clauses’ coming into effect on 1st October 2015. For those who don’t know, these are a set of obligations...
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August 14th, 2015

Woolley host the annual Suffolk Carbon Charter Garden Party

One week ago today, we were very busy in preparation for our event of the year…. On Wednesday 29th July 2015, the weather held out and the sun shone just enough to ensure that the Suffolk Carbon Charter Summer Garden Party...
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August 5th, 2015
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