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JV partnerships are the answer to affordable housing, says Aston Mead

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Leading land broker Aston Mead is calling for local authorities to set up joint venture partnerships with developers, in order to accelerate the building of affordable homes. Land & Planning Director Adam Hesse suggests that councils offer selected land to developers as part of joint venture partnerships, which would prevent developers having to raise funding…

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Building on green belt land is now “inevitable”, says Aston Mead

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Leading land agent Aston Mead says that campaigners in favour of maintaining the green belt need to accept that some of it will have to be built on, if a solution is to be found for the UK housing crisis. The company’s comments come after the release of a report from the Campaign to Protect…

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We need 300,000 new homes a year, not 200,000, says Aston Mead

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Leading land brokers Aston Mead say that the new Government under Theresa May should set its sights on building 300,000 homes each year, rather than the 200,000 proposed under David Cameron’s leadership. The company’s comments come after the publication of a new report from the cross-party House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, entitled ‘Building More…

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Aston Mead calls for calm following Brexit vote

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One of the UK’s leading land brokers has called for calm in the property sector, following Britain’s referendum vote to leave the European Union. Adam Hesse, Director at Aston Mead Land & Planning says that despite the Remain camp’s previous warnings of disaster, remarkably little has changed in the first 12 days since the vote.…

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Aston Mead hits back at ‘planning pessimists’

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Leading land agent Aston Mead has hit back at those who have doubted the ability of the UK to build a million new homes by 2020. The pledge is at the heart of the government’s landmark Housing & Planning Bill, which received Royal Assent earlier this month. However, a recent survey of owners and directors…

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Surge in greenbelt property plans means message is hitting home, says AM

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Leading home counties land broker Aston Mead says its message about the need to build on carefully selected areas of greenbelt land appears to be getting through. The company’s comments come after the recent release of research based on councils’ draft and adopted local plans, which indicates that a thousand extra homes a week are…

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AM calls on councils to produce local housing plans or face intervention

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Leading land broker Aston Mead is advising councils without up-to-date local housing plans in place to act quickly before the Government steps in to write their plans for them. Local authorities have been given until March 2017 to produce a local plan in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which was introduced in…

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Councils hold key to affordable housing crisis, says Aston Mead

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Leading land agent Aston Mead is calling on local councils to play a greater part in the push to create more affordable homes. The company’s comments follow a recent analysis of London Land Commission data, which indicates that 93% of brownfield sites in London are owned by local authorities. Aston Mead Director Adam Hesse said:…

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Build homes which rise with flood water, says Aston Mead

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Leading land agent Aston Mead says that a radically different approach to housebuilding is required if the UK is to continue constructing homes on floodplains. Britain builds nearly 10,000 homes a year on floodplains, with an average of one new home in every 14 constructed on land that has a significant chance of flooding, either…

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AM Director Adam Hesse to run Paris Marathon for Shooting Star Chase

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A message from Adam “I have decided to do a Steve Redgrave and come out of retirement despite vowing never to go near a marathon again after the London one in 2011 nearly killed me!!! Personally and as a business we have been sponsoring the amazing people at Shooting Star hospice for over 10 years. Marathons,…

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