The whip hand of development viability…

The whip hand of development viability…

As Local Plans progress in the NPPF2 world, post 2018, the impact on land values is beginning to catch out developers who are being stuck with undeliverable or unprofitable, planning consents. Increasingly the viability policies and review mechanisms, that started in...
Chris Pincher replaces Esther McVey as Housing Minister

Chris Pincher replaces Esther McVey as Housing Minister

So there we have it. As expected, Esther McVey was booted out as Housing Minister in last week’s reshuffle after only 7 months in the job. Unfortunately, we have become used to welcoming a new Housing Minister under the Conservatives, somewhat contradicting the mantra...
Beauty is in the eye of the adviser

Beauty is in the eye of the adviser

The (as yet still to be officially confirmed) appointment of Boris Johnson’s new housing and planning adviser, Jack Airey, is as big a steer as any that big changes could be on the horizon for the sector. As we await the expected wide-ranging Cabinet reshuffle...