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Trade agreements, divorce bills and Irish Border border issues aside, perhaps the most existential question of the Brexit era is what does it mean to be British? Specifically in relation to what being British means in the context of being European. Even...
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You and I may think it curious that the position of rubbish bins has the power to thwart the development of 1,400 new homes and a care home capable of caring for 66 members of the post-war generation. You and I may also find it strange that the location...
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Theresa May’s announcement that the government will commit £2bn to build new social housing is unlikely, in my opinion, to achieve three things. 1.Convince prospective Corbyn voters that the Conservatives care about the poor. 2.Convince Conservative vo...
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There has been a lot of buzz about blockchain recently. According to various alleged proptech experts, blockchain technology will enable planning applications to be swiftly and cheaply submitted, approved and filed automatically. Others have proposed th...
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Instead of asking why house prices aren’t still growing exponentially, we should be asking how they ever grew so high in the first place. Arguably the most discussed driver of house prices as of late is the uncertainty brought on by Brexit and the ‘Brel...
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In 1960 the top 10 housebuilders accounted for only 9 per cent of all new housing production, with the rest being supplied by a Dad’s Army of small builders, and the state. However, today the majority of new housing is provided by just eight developers...
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1994. Oasis’s debut album was number one in the charts, politicians were cool and Tony Blair was well on his way to being the most popular leader in generations. The newly-opened Channel Tunnel provided closer, easier travel and trade to Europe, and acc...
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Truth be told, I didn’t want to write this blog as it has the unfortunate honour of landing within striking distance of Article 50 being triggered. I wanted to talk about exciting and innovative new construction methods which could disrupt the new-build...
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The industry is questioning whether the measures outlined in the government white paper will fix Britain’s broken housing market. The answer is no. Ok, perhaps that response needs expanding a bit. The housing crisis won’t be solved by this or any other...
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The notion of British eccentricity is one of our chief global exports. And yet, while the world beyond our shores delights in the oddities of Mr Bean and Doctor Who, they are also perplexed by our penchant for separate hot and cold water taps, warm beer...
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