PRESSURE TO BUILD ON THE GREEN BELT WILL ONLY INCREASE

The housing market has reawakened in many parts of the UK as consumer confidence has improved and long frustrated house purchasers have sought to trade-up or buy their first home. This revival has heightened the debate over the consequences that long term under-supply of new homes is having on the cost and access to housing and the threat to sustained economic growth.

I want to share with you an article by ”The Telegraph” published 11-Aug-2014, where they are talking about current pressure on green belt, and strong demand for development sites in the UK.

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New housing volumes have been increasing. The government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) appears to helping developers to bring more sites forward for development. However, the rising volumes are also amplifying the debate over the location of new developments. Demand for development sites is strong and set to grow even further as the UK economic recovery gathers momentum. As demand grows, potential pressure on Green Belt locations is likely to intensify.

Glenigan analysis of recent planning applications for English Green Belt sites in the report Greenbelt under development, prepared exclusively for The Daily Telegraph, reveals some striking trends. While on the face of it, overall Green Belt planning applications and approvals have been relatively stable over the last five years, the number of residential projects securing approval is on the rise.

In reality Green Belt land has never been a ‘no development zone’. Overall, some 4,700 projects secured full planning consent during 2013/14; a 16 per cent increase on 2009/10, but 7 per cent down on the 5,050 approvals granted in 2011/12. The vast majority of approved planning applications are for non-residential schemes, with 72 per cent of planning approvals in 2013/14 for non-residential developments. Farm buildings accounted for a quarter of all planning consents.

However, a growing proportion of projects are for new residential developments – especially for schemes of three or more units. Last year saw the approval of 5,600 new homes on the Green Belt, compared to just 2,260 in 2009/10, a 148 per cent increase over the five-year period.

Of these, 834 projects in 2013/14 were for one or two unit schemes, typically in-fill and ‘self-build’ projects. This compares to 657 in 2009/10. Developments of three or more homes account for a growing majority of residential units built on Green Belt sites.

In 2009/10, 87 projects secured approval for 1,600 homes. Approvals have risen progressively over the period with 227 projects approved in 2013/14 – a 161 per cent rise over the five-year period.

Furthermore, the average size of the successful projects has risen. A total of 4,773 homes were approved in 2013/14, a 198% rise on five years ago, with the average number of units per development rising from 18 to 21 units

The success rate for new build residential planning applications for three or more units on greenbelt sites over the last five years is 62 per cent, slightly lower than the English average of 69 per cent for residential applications. This approval rate appears to be in part attributable to a lower proportion of applications being withdrawn (7 per cent) than the national average (12 per cent). In contrast, the refusal rate is higher, at 31 per cent, compared to the English average of 19 per cent.

Strikingly, the approval rate appears to be higher for the larger developments. As a result, on a unit basis, three-quarters of residential units were approved during the five years to 2013/14, with only 18 per cent refused. The lower withdrawal rate for Green Belt schemes is likely to reflect the complexity and cost of successfully bringing forward a Green Belt site into development, with developers only advancing projects that they believe have a good chance of success.

Glenigan analysis shows that Green Belt sites still account for a very small proportion of all residential planning approvals. In 2013/14, 1.6 per cent of planning approvals for schemes of three or more homes were on the greenbelt land. However, the number of new homes involved is growing. As the economy recovers and demand for new homes increases, so will the potential pressure for the release of more the Green Belt sites.

Factors listed below are definitely are playing positive impact when considering land as an investment, and making LAND – Your ideal investment choice.

  • UK housing market recovery
  • Increasing housing volumes
  • Demand for development sites
  • Growing proportion
  • The success rate for new build residential planning applications on greenbelt sites

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How to get rich: Property tycoon Donald Trump. Classic advice (hear it from the man himself)

If you want to get rich, very rich, you need to hire good people and you need to lead by example. This is advice you may have heard before, however Donald Trump – US property tycoon who has been through business ups and downs – gets into the details of how to actually do this. Trump shares some of the details on how to get other people to work for you to maximum effect. This is classic wealth-building inspiration from a giant of the real estate industry.

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1. If you don’t tell people about your success, they probably won’t know about it.

He says: “Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas…I make big deals, that’s how I get my kicks.” Don’t work purely for the money, is his message.

2. Look for good managers and creative people. Creative people aren’t driven by money.

3. Stay focused. In this recording, the real estate player speaks of how he believed, as did others, that everything he touched would turn to gold. But, his lack of attention was killing his business. When the real estate market crashed, he owed vast sums. At one point, he realised a beggar was worth more than he was.

4. Work hard. After being king of the 1980s, he survived in the 1990s. “I’ve learnt my lesson. I work as hard as I did when I was a young developer,” he says.

5. Maintain your momentum. Don’t become complacent. You need to know all the details about your business, he says.

6. Surround yourself with people you can trust. And don’t fall for people who always tell a good story but never deliver the goods.

7. Ask God for a great assistant. “A great one can make your life a whole lot easier,” says Trump, noting his own personal assistant is “tough, smart and indefatigable”.   It helps if they are beautiful, but don’t underestimate skills. “I have been accused of admiring beautiful woman. I plead guilty,” he says.

In the workplace you need brains and beauty. Trump says he made a mistake hiring an Ingrid Bergman-type beauty who could barely speak English and lacked the general knowledge to understand who the important people were on the end of the telephone line. She relegated famous people to her list of psychos, refusing to put a range of movie stars and successful business players through to Trump’s office.

8. If you are the boss, remember the “buck starts here”. “Set the standard. Don’t expect your employees to work harder than you do,” he says. If employees can see and feel your energy it is bound to affect them, points out Trump.

9. Take a firm stand on whether you like or don’t like a development possibility. Don’t equivocate as it is an indication you are unsure of what you are doing. Trump cites the example of a manager he asked to make a call on a development his company was considering.

“Judging from what he was telling me, there were just as many reasons to drop the project as to go ahead. He was on both sides of fence at once and didn’t want to take a stand.” When pressed, the manager said he thought the project under consideration “stinks”.

10. Hiring new people is a gamble. Look for people with a sense of responsibility that goes beyond merely sufficient. Some will do the bare minimum. Others see themselves as having a direct relationship to the success or failure of an organisation, says Trump.

“People who take pride in their work are the kind you want to have around.”

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