Monthly Archives: September 2012

We urge government to leave the green belt alone

An investigation by the Sunday Times has revealed that developers are quietly amassing large chunks of green belt land across the UK or agreeing deals to build once planning permission is approved. In spite of the fact that Councils are only allowed to release green belt land in ‘exceptional’ circumstances, local councils have been under […]

Housing for the elderly relegated further down government agenda

Housing for the elderly crept further down the government agenda this week. We saw the departure of Grant Shapps, Minister for Housing, who whilst talked a great deal about the housing crisis during his time in office actually has achieved little. This week the government has announced controversial proposals to kick start the housing market, […]