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Nicola Gooch

GLA opens consultation on new affordable housing guidance

The Greater London Authority is currently consulting on new supplementary planning guidance that addresses the tricky issue of securing...

Irwin Mitchell

Enforced Pooling or better manager competition?

It is an inherent contradiction in capitalism that, to be totally successful, it must become monopolistic, and therefore be a total...

Irwin Mitchell

Land Registry Privatisation laid to rest - until next time

Tucked into the Autumn statement today is a footnote that the government has decided not to proceed with Land Registry Privatisation. So...

Nicola Gooch

The Last Autumn Statement.... but no Housing White Paper

Philip Hammond has just delivered the Autumn Statement and wiser heads than mine will be analysing its contents as I type. Although the...

Nicola Gooch

Barwell hints at further development land tax in housing white paper

In a speech at the London Property Summit last week, Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, indicated that the development industry's...

Nicola Gooch

Redfern Review: Collapse in home ownership due to lack of money - not lack of supply

Jeremy Corbyn's review of the housing market, which is due to be published today, has bucked the trend for blaming a lack of housing...

Nicola Gooch

The cost of poor decision making: research gives insight into planning costs awards against Councils

Most of us who work in the development sector are aware that local authority planning committees can be highly unpredictable - with local...

Nicola Gooch

(Brutalist) Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Given the widely publicised events of this week, you could be forgiven for missing the declaration of war that was hidden in a speech by ...