Monthly Archives: February 2014

Councils: Don’t let big business be bad neighbours (by causing blight)

Whilst in an Essex town recently, whilst doing some work on a growth and regeneration area, I saw this lovely empty building right in the centre of town. My local contacts tell my that this ex-cinema was purchased by one … Continue reading

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London Housing. A dereliction of duty? And unnecessary high-density?

  There have been a few articles in the press recently about empty homes in London, especially high value ones owned by foreign investors who don’t live in these homes but leave them empty to the detriment of the local … Continue reading

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Good quality, ordinary, homes

Are we really incapable of designing new homes which look as good, en masse, as this? Let’s stop talking about faux ‘luxury’ and executive homes, and get building high quality, adaptable, ordinary homes for normal people. This terrace was seen … Continue reading

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