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    Aston Mead welcomes planning proposals “fit for the 21st Century”

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    Leading land agents Aston Mead have welcomed Government proposals to launch a planning revolution, which promises to deliver 300,000 new homes a year. The reform of the planning system was announced last week by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, to ensure it is “fit for the demands of the modern world.” Under the proposals, councils will…

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    Aston Mead calls for radical shake up of housing and planning policies

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    Leading land agents Aston Mead are calling for radical and creative thinking from Government departments, in a New Year ‘wish list’ to help the construction industry. Land & Planning Director Adam Hesse says that the new Government should make use of its recent majority to launch initiatives which could make a material difference to the…

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    Stirling Prize award proves good housing design is possible everywhere, says Aston Mead

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    Leading land agent Aston Mead says the award of the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture to a development of council houses in Norfolk is proof that good design is possible for properties in all price brackets. Goldsmith Street in Norwich became the first social housing project ever to win the prize from the Royal Institute…

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    Build more homes next to railway stations and move light industry to edge of town, says Aston Mead

    526 315 Aston Mead Land and Planning | Land with development potential across Surrey

    Leading land agent Aston Mead is calling on local councils to allow new homes to be built on land next to the country’s railway stations, with the existing light industrial units and good yards there moved to edge of town locations. The firm says that not only would this provide the potential for hundreds of…

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    Small site planning delays ‘stall the engine’ of UK development, says Aston Mead

    526 320 Aston Mead Land and Planning | Land with development potential across Surrey

    Leading land agents Aston Mead say that planning delays of over a year are forcing individual building projects to be abandoned, and slowing UK development overall. Director Adam Hesse says that decisions over even the most modest-sized sites are taking an unacceptably long time to bring to conclusion, forcing some small and medium sized developers…

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    Aston Mead backs report advocating development of 45,000 homes in UK high streets

    526 320 Aston Mead Land and Planning | Land with development potential across Surrey

    Leading Surrey & Berkshire land agents Aston Mead is throwing its weight behind a new report which suggests that thousands of new homes could be delivered across the UK by developing vacant space in high streets. The report, ‘Making Sense of Mixed-Use Town Centres’ produced by planning and development consultancy Turley, says that there is…

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    Aston Mead slams “ludicrously low” social housing target

    526 320 Aston Mead Land and Planning | Land with development potential across Surrey

    Leading Surrey & Berkshire land agents Aston Mead have described the Government’s target to build just 10,000-12,000 social homes per year as “ludicrously low”. The figure was announced in a BBC Radio 5-Live interview by Conservative MP and Housing Minister Kit Malthouse on Tuesday (8 January), despite the widely-held view that there is a shortfall…

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    Aston Mead says councils betting £100m a month on property market should spend it on affordable homes instead

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    Leading land agent Aston Mead has hit out at the practice of local councils betting on the commercial property market, saying that they should spend the money building affordable homes on their own land instead. Land & Planning Director Adam Hesse was speaking out after it was revealed that despite guidelines which are supposed to…

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    Pent-up demand will hit property market post Brexit, predicts Aston Mead

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    Leading land agent Aston Mead says that Brexit may have subdued the property industry, but it has also led to a pent-up demand, which is likely to feed back into the market next year. Aston Mead Land & Planning Director Richard Watkins said: “Any degree of political or economic uncertainty means that buyers tend to…

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    Aston Mead says government must intervene to save our High Streets

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    Leading land agents Aston Mead are calling for government intervention to prevent the death of the UK High Street. The company says that many town centre premises are crying out for redevelopment, but without action by the local authority nothing will ever change because not all asset-holders share the same objectives. Aston Mead Land &…

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