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The latest issues affecting land developers, land owners and land buyers.
Horses Horses Everywhere
Find out more about the increased demand for equestrian land and how you can benefit from this.
Fuel for Thought
Land values are at an all time high after the increased interest in land use for the increasingly important biofuels.
Greenfield Development Encouraged
The government are set to force local councils to mark out new greenfield areas for development to replace brownfield windfall sites.
Farmland prices on the up
Continued growth of agricultural land values is expected due to a relatively short supply of farmland.
Barker to Review Planning Policies
Kate Barker, who is also a Housing Corporation board member, has been asked to rethink how planning policy should be overhauled, following the Treasury's review of housing supply to pinpoint more blockages in the planning system.
Urban regeneration in Wales
Wales has gained a reputation for urban regeneration thanks to areas of redevelopment that have taken place where the Welsh coal industry once stood.
Why buy woodland when many of us are within driving distance of a public woodland?
Green Belt - 50 Today
The Green Belt is officially 50 years old today yet there's little to celebrate - green belt land is under threat from development as never before.
Nevermind the Brownfield
Land is now at such a premium that local authorities in areas of high housing demand, could be forced to make land available, regardless of the environmental impact.
Sharks circle the green belt
Speculators are selling plots within green belt land, holding out to buyers the prospect that a government which is already nibbling hungrily at the green belt in several areas will soon allow planning consents to be given in others.
Halal Investment: Investing in Land
Financial and investment products that meet the requirements of Shariah law are still comparatively thin on the ground. Land investment provides an alternative.
A Valuable Shack
Land scarcity becomes a real problem, and the hunt for useful Brownfield sites continues to increase...
St Modwen banks for long-term future
Regeneration specialists St Modwen Properties bought 1,600 acres of development land last year yet still produced its twelfth successive year of record results...
Lifestyle buyers flee farmland
Rural land prices are still rising strongly, but a report by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows that the exodus of good-lifers from urban areas has slowed...
Storm over green belt homes plan
Thousands of homes could 'overwhelm' Stourport under new plans to change the status of green belt land, Wyre Forest councillors fear...
The woods for the trees
When lan and Nina Graham spotted the 'Woods for Sale' sign on the side of the A40 earlier this year the same idea occurred to them both instantly...
Decision due on greenbelt land
A decision is due on whether 56 hectares of greenbelt land in Sutton Coldfield will be retained as a site for major investment...
Protesters' fury over homes for green belt
Residents campaigning to protect a green belt site on the outskirts of Edinburgh have been dealt a major blow after the land was earmarked for housing development by the Scottish Executive.
Families wage homes battle
More than 100 families have united to fight for their homes, due for demolition in a 6m GBP Kensington regeneration project...
Demand for Country Land booms
The price of farmland is up to record highs as demand continues to outstrip supply. Increasing numbers of people are opting to quit the rat race and move out of cities across the country, boosting the cost of farmland...
Decision time for Green Belt plan
Another controversial green belt housing development is under the spotlight this week after the recent explosion of objection to the plan for Top Wighay Farm in Hucknall...
Brownfield housing potential rises
Planning authorities have upped their estimate of how many houses could be built on previously developed land in England despite the amount of brownfield land available for development remaining unchanged...
Green-belt rules to be overhauled as pressure to build rises
Rules that govern green-belt areas around Scotland's towns and cities are to be overhauled, ministers announced yesterday. The Scottish Executive said a review of current policy was needed because of increasing pressure from building developers.
House plan could transform suburb
A Sheffield community could change dramatically if plans to build 91 homes on an industrial site are granted planning permission...
Farmland values swell by 10%
Farmland values rose by nearly 10% during the first six months of 2004 as a result of limited supply and renewed demand from prospective buyers, according to the latest rural research...
'Cutting-edge' country house plan
Ministers have changed planning rules for the countryside to favour 'innovative cutting-edge designs' over traditional country house styles...
New call for review of Green Belt
A review of green belts is needed to help make way for 70,000 new homes in Beds, Bucks and Northants according to a government report. The extra housing, to be built by 2021, comes on top of the 100,000 homes already earmarked to be completed over the next 20 years.