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The property industry has expressed concerns about skills shortages and a fall in office occupier demand, in response to Theresa May’s ‘Brexit speech’ in which she revealed that the UK will leave the single market.
St Modwen has been given the go-ahead for 800,000 sq ft of development on a 35 acre site in Tamworth, east of junction 10 of the M42.
HMRC’s costs for replacing 170 tax offices with 13 regional centres have risen by £594m in 14 months according to a National Audit Office report.
Average total returns on UK property will be around 4% in 2017, according to JLL.
Shops, restaurants and bars in London could see footfall drop by almost 9% due to the 24-hour tube strike currently taking place, according to retail property body Revo.
Jamie Oliver is to close six of his Jamie’s Italian restaurants due to ‘pressures and unknowns’ following the Brexit vote.
Developers can now bid for a slice of the government’s £7bn affordable housing fund to build shared ownership, rent-to-buy and affordable rented homes.
The government has selected 14 sites for England’s first garden villages to provide up to 48,000 homes.
Planning and Policy FEATURES
The government’s localism agenda took another step forward in December, with housing minister Gavin Barwell handing more power to local people over decisions on development.
The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled major changes to London planning guidance in a bid to speed up and increase the delivery of affordable housing in the capital.
Planning and Policy OPINION
Like so many here in the north, I am a strong supporter the Northern Powerhouse and what it represents, so Philip Hammond’s declaration of intent in the Autumn Statement was encouraging. Unfortunately though, this is more than can be said for the strategy itself.