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AM says ‘landbanking’ claims are a smokescreen for a broken planning system

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Leading land agent Aston Mead says claims that housebuilders are ‘landbanking’ – deliberately sitting on plots of land without building on them – are a smokescreen for the UK’s broken planning system. The company’s comments follow newspaper reports that developers currently possess enough land to create more than 600,000 new homes in Britain – a…

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Aston Mead proud to sponsor The Shooting Star Chase Concert last night

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Aston Mead Land & Planning were proud to sponsor The Shooting Star Chase Carol Concert which was held last night, raising lots of money for this amazing charity. The St George’s Chapel in Weybridge was packed and a great evening was had by all. We were treated to performances from amongst others, Britain’s Got Talent’s…

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Green Belt development should not just be for starter homes

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Leading land broker Aston Mead Land & Planning has welcomed new government consultation proposing to allow thousands of new homes to be built on Green Belt land, but say that the proposals don’t go far enough. The company was responding to news that the proposed relaxation of planning rules published this week will allow councils…

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Aston Mead slams “misguided” stamp duty changes

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Leading land brokers Aston Mead have criticised the plans announced by the Chancellor in the Government’s latest Autumn Statement. In his speech on Wednesday, George Osborne announced an additional three per cent stamp duty on buy-to-let properties and second homes, which would raise an extra £1bn by 2021. He said that this money would help pay…

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BGT’s Connie Talbot – star at Surrey Life Shooting Star Chase carol concert

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Tis’ the season for the Surrey Life Shooting Star Chase carol concert, where the festive event on Thursday 17 December at St George’s College Chapel in Addlestone will be made merry and bright with a special performance from Britain’s Got Talent’s Connie Talbot. The 14-year-old singer, who reached the final of the first series of…

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Aston Mead joins supermarket planning debate

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Leading land broker Aston Mead Land & Planning has responded to a recent suggestion in The Times that out-of-town shopping centres should be redeveloped so that they provide housing above the shops on the ground floor. The suggestion was made by author and journalist Clive Aslet, editor-at-large of ‘Country Life’, who criticised existing superstores not…

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Aston Mead slams High Court affordable housing ruling as “insane”

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Leading Surrey & Berkshire land broker Aston Mead has warned that a recent High Court ruling lessens the likelihood of the UK ever hitting its house building targets. Following a legal challenge by Reading Borough Council and West Berkshire District Council, the ruling by Justice David Holgate forced ministers to scrap guidance which excluded developments…

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Subsidised land is key to new Government housing policy, say Aston Mead

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Leading South East land brokers Aston Mead say today’s announcement by the Prime Minister about changes to housing policy need to be accompanied by a release of Government land at subsidised prices. In his speech to this year’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, David Cameron announced what he described as “a dramatic shift in housing…

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Aston Mead calls for business parks to free brownfield land for development

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Leading Surrey & Berkshire land broker Aston Mead has called on councils to create more business parks across the South East, to provide new premises for small businesses who wish to relocate from their current Brownfield sites. Company Director Adam Hesse says that there is a “log-jam” of small businesses who would happily sell their…

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