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Are your neighbours getting closer?


oresome

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Relaxation of planning laws to be introduced to boost the building and DIY markets will allow double the size of permitted ground floor development by you or your neighbour without obtaining planning permission.

I can see this leading to problems.

What do you think?

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proudfoot

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Quote Alan 14
Nope - it's our greed. Banks don't push up the price of houses, the people selling them do. Yes to some extent, but it was the banks willing to let people borrow more money than they could afford to pay back. The banks thought if the debtor defaulted they could re-possess and sell at a profit. The only problem was by the time they realised the bottom had fallen out of the market and they were having to sell at a loss. Who picks up the bill, the taxpayer

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Chegs ®™

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A plot of land was redeveloped into smart executive houses,the houses were finished but failed to obtain any buyers so the whole development was shuttered up and the builder went into administration.The bank repossessed the development and tried to sell,again no buyers and up went the shutters again.A couple of years later,there's a dozen or more once smart homes being attacked by thieves and vandals ruining the value of the two terraced houses which have been there a couple of hundred years.I feel sorry for the owners of these 2 terraced houses,they were against the redevelopment of the site and now are unable to sell their homes as nobody's lending money & the development just behind their houses has knocked thousands off the terraced house value.

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KRONOS the First

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What this amounts to is another totally pointless policy from the current government which will do absolutely nothing to stimulate the building industry.It is little more than pointless exercise designed to give the impression that the government is actually doing something positive.

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