Musings on the house price to earnings dataset 2022

Roisin Murphy once sang the somewhat confusing lyrics ‘Never ever enough, it's never enough, is it ever enough when it's just enough?’ back in the heady days of 2001/2 as I recall.

Bit of a banger that’s difficult not to tap your foot to…… 

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The Draft Revisions to the NPPF in Under 90 Seconds


On Saturday morning (30/01/2021), MHCLG released an open consultation on some proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as well as a new draft National Model Design Code.

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New Permitted Development Rights – Are They The Solution?


On 21st July 2020, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced new and expanded Permitted Development (PD) rights which he argued would deliver much-needed new homes and revitalise town centres. The new measures were originally mooted in the Prime Minister’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ announcement back at the end of June, in which Boris Johnson promised “the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War”.

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Plans, Delays and Recoveries


So now we await a return to normality that may never really arrive. Cummings’ trip up north may have heralded a relaxation of the government’s lockdown and a move towards us being more ‘alert’ – whatever that means. 

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