Monthly Archives: February 2016

BT Openreach and freeloading users of their infrastructure

Right, I am taking my life in my hands here in a defence of Openreach as there are some out-there for whom OpenReach and BT can do no right – but here goes. Actually, what I will write is not … Continue reading

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It must become unacceptable to allow a successful economy to be so at the cost of quality of life

I have just read this  from one of the mega-consultants: “…there is an undeniable tension between providing a good quality of life and (a city) being both large and economically powerful. There are certain aspects of offering a top quality … Continue reading

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Housing supply side measures cannot reduce house prices in London on their own

  I have been reading ‘Growing London’, a report by The (London) Mayor’s Design Advisory Group, and the following numbers in it stand-out: London’s Population is expected to growth by 1.5 million people by 2030 from its current level of … Continue reading

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Government grab on pension funds – to pay for infrastructure

I recommend that you read the article by Anthony Hilton, in the London Evening Standard of 11th February 2016 (Page 54) “Scandal of Chancellor’s pensions meddling”. But I will outline the main points here. The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, … Continue reading

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Adding more homes by extra floors instead of demolition

This isn’t a very good photograph but it does show that we can provide additional homes in housing estates without wholesale demolition of the estates or building on the open space – we can add an additional floor or two: … Continue reading

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