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    Changing affordable housing rules will kill off SME developers, warns Aston Mead

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    Leading land broker Aston Mead Land & Planning says a change to the rules on affordable housing for smaller sites would have a devastating effect on the very business the Government is trying to support. As the law stands, developments of 10 homes or fewer are excluded from the requirement to provide or contribute to…

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    Aston Mead welcomes newt test pilot

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    Leading land broker Aston Mead has welcomed the arrival of a new test devised by Natural England, which can detect the DNA of great crested newts in ponds and streams. The test, which is being piloted in Woking, Surrey, means that developers and councils may soon be able to resolve clashes over dealing with the…

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    Forcing people to sell land for below market value is unreasonable and unworkable, says Aston Mead

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    Leading land broker Aston Mead Land & Planning has hit back at a theory that landowners should be forced to sell potential building plots to councils at drastically reduced rates, in the event of compulsory purchase by the state. Director Adam Hesse was responding to a suggestion made by the Editorial Director of Civitas, Daniel…

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    Local authorities should be building affordable homes, not making ‘sexy’ investments, says Aston Mead

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    A leading land broker is calling for councils to spend money borrowed from the Government at discount rates on building affordable homes, rather than on risky investment projects. The comments from Adam Hesse at Aston Mead Land & Planning follow the recent trend for local authorities to invest in core income-producing assets – both inside…

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    Aston Mead says good home design will help fight “scourge” of Nimbyism

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    Leading land broker Aston Mead has backed a call for good design in the million new homes which are set to be built before the end of the decade. Director Charles Hesse was responding to comments made last week by Neil Parish, the chairman of the environment select committee, who said that inappropriate construction risked…

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    Aston Mead backs renewed calls for stamp duty reform

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    Leading Surrey and Berkshire land broker Aston Mead has backed calls for a dramatic cut to stamp duty across all property price brackets. In recent days, calls for a reduction in the levy paid by those buying property have come from a Cabinet minister, a special advisor to David Cameron, and North East Somerset MP…

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    Aston Mead welcomes new housing targets for wealthy areas

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    Leading land broker Aston Mead Land & Planning has welcomed the announcement from the Government that councils in wealthy rural areas will be forced to increase their housing targets. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced last week that some of the most sought-after parts of the country will be the specified location for additional new homes,…

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    Aston Mead predicts two-speed summer for property market

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    Leading land agent Aston Mead Land & Planning says that the UK property market is now running at two speeds, in which second-hand properties stagnate while the sale of new homes continues to rise. The company’s comments come after the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) predicted a “fairly flat” market in the months ahead,…

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    Share sites to make more brownfield land available, says Aston Mead

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    The director of one of the country’s most respected land brokers is calling on planners, architects and builders to increase the amount of site sharing on new construction land across the UK. Charles Hesse from Aston Mead Land & Planning says the idea of putting similar companies and organisations together on the same site would…

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    UK villages should take the lead in house building, says Aston Mead

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    The Planning Director of one of the country’s most respected land brokers is calling on the UK’s villages to take the lead in house building. Adam Hesse from Aston Mead Land & Planning says that this could produce over 300,000 new properties in a way which would be a genuine benefit to local communities. He…

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