Monthly Archives: September 2014

Conservatives unveil new home buying schemes

As the political party conference season gets into full swing the Conservatives have unveiled plans to extend the Help to Buy scheme. Under the plans, announced last week by David Cameron first-time buyers under the age of 40 would get … Continue reading

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Economy think tank busts housing crisis myths

Politicians talk about a ‘cost of living crisis’, but they have fundamentally failed to grasp the causes behind it according to a new report published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The report’s authors Ryan Bourne and Kristian Niemietz bust … Continue reading

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Waterbeach development plans

Controversial plans for the development of two sites in South Cambridgeshire near the village of Waterbeach could see the construction of up to 20,000 new homes in the area. The Ministry of Defence owns a brownfield site at the former … Continue reading

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‘Seismic shift’ in vision needed to deliver new homes

The chief executive of one of the UK’s largest social landlords has told the Labour Party conference that politicians should concentrate on a new set of ‘three Rs’ for housing. Home Group CEO Mark Henderson explained to delegates that “Rethinking, … Continue reading

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More signs housing market is cooling

The British Bankers Association (BBA) has released figures which add to signs that the UK housing market is cooling. The number of approvals made by BBA members for home loans in August was 42,588, down from July’s figure of 42,715 … Continue reading

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Britain is a nation of Nimbys survey says

It is now widely accepted that the only way to solve the UK housing crisis is to build more homes. The Labour party has just announced plans to make it easier for local authorities to identify land and develop it … Continue reading

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Labour reveals new housing quangos designed to drive housing development

Labour has set out its plans for solving the housing crisis. Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party, set out the first stages in Labour’s Plan for Britain’s Future at the start of the party’s annual conference in Manchester … Continue reading

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