LAND FOR SALE IN ENGLAND
The first step to setting yourself up with an affordable home is to find a suitable plot of land. The links below may be of assistance to you, but we also recommend keeping your eyes open when traveling around the country. You may find a bargain.
If you take the trouble to look around you may also find land that does not belong to anyone that you can claim. As you might imagine there is not much of that about. But it does exist.
What you will find is that there are a lot of farmers/landowners/estate agents asking fantastically high sums for grazing land in the hope of making a killing. The danger here is that there are people silly enough to pay well over the odds, which gives other landowners fancy ideas. There are not many philanthropists about.
SSSI - SITE of SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST
Sites that are said to be of Special Scientific Interest, should be avoided like the plague. Even where there are no species to protect, Natural England will hound an owner and then feast over his or her carcass - with costs and fines. To all extents the land is worthless. It will cost more to administer than it may be worth for grazing. To challenge an SSSI is far too expensive and the civil servants who operate for Natural England may lie as to scientific value, to protect their jobs, build their part and worse, interfere with nature - in trying to increase numbers of species, where that in un-natural. It sounds harsh, but it is true.
This is why we are advocating that councils use their powers to acquire land compulsorily. If councils where to do this, the price of development land would tumble - so making homes more affordable.
The present situation is that councils will not use their statutory powers, mainly because they (long standing planning and other officers or members in positions of trust) quite often benefit secretly from keeping land prices artificially high. It is a sad indictment of our society, but there are not many other plausible reasons as to why the present sloth exists, where they have a duty to the public to identify and earmark land for affordable development. Councils are therefore not the friend of those trying to get on the property ladder and if they are not your friend, then that makes them your enemy. It's a case of "I'm all right Jack."
PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT POLICY
We are advocating that property development companies must do at least 50% of their projects as affordable zero carbon units. This would be one way of redressing the inequality which exists today. Where at the moment this is voluntary, it should be made a hard and fast statutory requirement.
RURAL LAND PRICES NEW £6,783 ACRE HIGH v SALES DECLINE FEBRUARY 2013
Latest figures show that agricultural land prices rose by 3.7% in the last quarter, with the average price of land now at an all time high - 2.3% above the previous record reached in summer 2011.
At present the rise in land prices is partly due to the ongoing economic troubles in the Eurozone and other parts of the world – in fact the ongoing global economic troubles only seem to enhance farmland's reputation as a safe-haven asset.
With no clear end in sight to the problems there is a strong desire to get money into something solid and tangible. As land prices rise, buyers can use their asset for a number of uses from farming to grazing and paddock conversion or for recreational or amenity purposes.
http://www.duffyandco.com/ - Burgess Hill
http://www.reiddean.com/ - Eastbourne
http://www.freemanforman.co.uk/ - Heathfield
(Council Licensed Conveyancers)
PROPERTY FINDER LINKS
GreenMoves - Dedicated 'eco property for sale' website.
Pick Up a Property - A leading UK website for sourcing property in need of renovation.
(Prices liable to fluctuation due to
volatility of the international timber market)
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