Is our green countryside being sacrificed for new housing?

There is a huge debate between those who think that the country does not have enough housing, and those who believe that our countryside should be protected.
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Is the financial cleansing of St. Ives a little fishy?

83% of residents of St. Ives in Cornwall voted in a referendum to ban the sale of newly-built second homes to non-locals. The ban, however, cannot be implemented as Cornwall County Council have to decide whether or not to adopt the policy.
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Squatting becoming criminalised in 2012 does not stop pensioner losing house!

Pensioner Colin Curtis lost the rights to his mother’s house this month, despite a change in the law in September 2012 which made squatting a criminal offence.
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – April 2016

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the propertysurveying.co.uk team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
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In case you missed it – Opening of new Aldi store in Poynton causes web debate

Once ranked as one of the 10 best places to raise children, the middle-class town of Poynton has recently been at the centre of a large web debate – all because of the opening of a brand new Aldi store.
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Housing crisis has been predicted to get even worse

In October, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reported in their Residential Survey that the houses prices in the UK are expected to rise by 4.5% per year over the next five years. This is an overall increase of around 25%.
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