Tag Archives: Homes

FT letter: who is going to build the houses we need?

Blog from Shaun Spiers on housing and need to accept that to get a lot more homes (which is what we need), the Government will have to build:   FT letter: who is going to build the houses we need?.

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Homes and Housing – How to solve the problem of supply. Its simple but not simplistic

Earlier this week I attended an LSE and BBC Radio 4 debate – ‘Housing: Where to live’. I found the whole evening a bit disappointing – the contributions from the panel were, on the whole but not exclusively, a bit … Continue reading

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Stylish Development promised to Bexleyheath

The citizens of Bexleyheath (in the London Borough of Bexley) are thrilled to learn that we are to get a stylish development of six one bedroom apartments on this site which has been empty for some years. Imagine our excitment … Continue reading

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High Quality Development and Cities – the methodology is vital

I am not sure if I was amused or annoyed to hear a spokesman for the Mayor of London explaining how, in the development of mega-sites in London, we are going to get the high quality of Dutch urban design … Continue reading

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Homes and Housing

I have spoken before about building homes in the UK, and about how the solution is neither complicated nor subject to a single issue, magic bullet, solution as too many people seem to think. I don’t intent to say too … Continue reading

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Housing Design in a trendy part of London

Recently I came across this block of flats in a trendy part of London. Words fail me.

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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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