The pressure of London’s housing need and the impact of its growth is being felt in those authorities making up what we call, the ‘London Belt’. The London Belt is formed of 47 Local Planning Authorities, which all share pressing housing needs, a connection to London in terms of its residents commuting to London, and one common constraint to significant growth – they contain Green Belt.
This report identifies the position of authorities within the London Belt, many of which are juggling out-of-date development plans, increased housing need, duty to cooperate pressures and potentially face the difficult decision of Green Belt release. It also looks at each authorities’ political context, and whether they have Community Infrastucture Levy and Neighbourhood Plans in progress.
CBRE has an experienced and dedicated Planning team with a track record of success in creating value through planning permissions and site allocations on major developments across the country.
In this fifth edition of CBRE’s Law in London report we analyse the way the largest 100 law firms in London are using their office space.
Over the last five years there have been significant changes in how these firms are using their
space, most notably a decrease in the amount of space per fee earner. This has been achieved
by rethinking the way in which space is used; workplace strategy and technology have taken
centre stage to enhance the quality of the working environment.
The UK electorate will go to the polls on 8 June 2017. Previous research by CBRE concluded that general elections have less of an impact on the UK property market than at first imagined. That said, manifesto documents offer a useful insight into the possible directions the UK might be steered over the next five years. Some policies relate specifically to the property industry whilst others set the tone for the wider economic environment each political party is working towards.
In this briefing note, CBRE surveys the main policies likely to affect real estate which are on offer from the main parties.
The post mortem on the U.K.’s General Election is now well underway. The Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Theresa May, was widely expected to increase its majority. Instead, it lost seats and only remains in control of the government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), from Northern Ireland, with only 10 Members of Parliament.
Several explanations have been advanced in the wake of this result. A poor campaign and policy U-turns on the part of the Conservatives along with public dissatisfaction with the ‘hard Brexit’ that they had been pursuing whilst in government. A high turnout amongst younger voters who tend to be favour E.U. membership and are inclined to vote for the left-leaning Labour Party which promised, amongst other things, the abolition of fees paid to study at university.