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How to kill nightingales and not build houses: insist on building on Brownfields

Cheshire, Paul (2013) How to kill nightingales and not build houses: insist on building on Brownfields. Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (26 Apr 2013). Website.

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Posted by Paul Cheshire, SERC and LSE The planning system is supposed to safeguard amenity, our wild places and the environment. I have already exposed how it signally failed to protect the shifting sands of Menie from the Trump golf development. I also argued here that refusing to allow any development on Greenbelt land inevitably led to ever higher house prices, a more volatile housing market and to the loss of environmentally valuable or amenity-rich places such as ex-MoD land, grounds of former hospitals or recreation grounds (owned by government or the planning authorities themselves, who in cash-strapped times face a a grave temptation to develop).

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 13:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:12

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