Vague ramblings

Anti-social housing?

Posted in Musing by Ian Cundell on 17 September, 2004

At PMQs yesterday the MP for Eltham (I didn’t catch his name) asked a long question that amounted to “Will you let councils build more council houses?” the Prime Minister talked at some length, but never answered that question, which I suspect we can take as a ‘No”.

Meanwhile, the plots of land are still available to those who can afford them (no consent remember) and on various sites the council gets into a merry bait trying to get schemes through in a way that won’t cost them control of the council.

But that’s OK because there are still opportunities. Take, for example, a perfectly decent 1930s built semi-detached house.

Demolish it.

Build two detached houses with a gap of about 5 feet between them. After all, who need building or planning standards these days?

Measure the increase in value by being able to call them detached.

Good game, isn’t it?


Do feel free to chip in...but be courteous when doing so. Ta.

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