Bidwells is pleased to release the third edition of the Bidwells Agri-Investment Index (BAII). The BAII tracks the investment performance of agricultural property assets throughout England, but with a strong bias towards the arable east.
Perspectives on Planning focuses on how we can meet the need for housing and the barriers that may prevent this. It includes articles on:
Localised Garden Cities,
A revitalised and increasingly institutionalised private rented sector and
Release of publicly owned brownfield land
The continued momentum in the occupational market has ensured a strong start to 2014, with take up being maintained at the levels set in the previous 12 months and the renewed interest from investors pushing up overall returns.
We know that as a country we need to build 200,000 new dwellings every year but according to the Government's Chief Planner, Steve Quartermain this is very unlikely to happen because no further changes to the NPPF will be made before the general election.
If a week is a long time in politics, what on earth can we say about a sector which has seen a major high street brand, with £1bn of revenue and £100m of profits, go into administration followed, a few days later, by a giant retailer helplessly watch as £2bn is wiped off its share price value in a day?
Many across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will have watched with increasing interest the events in Scotland unfold over the past few weeks. Those of us in Scotland have been living this roller coaster for many months, but the late summer of 2014 has witnessed unprecedented engagement in politics by the entire population of Scotland, as well as many within the rest of the UK.
With the advent of the locally-led Garden Cities prospectus published by Government in April this year and with Labour also signing up to the idea, we appear to have all party agreement to the concept.
Garden Cities: Will They Bloom Or Wither
NPPF Will Not Ease Housing Shortage
Restaurants And Cinemas, Saviours Of The High Street
Bidwells Builds On Planning Expertise With Major Appointment. One of the UK’s leading property consultancies has recently strengthened its Planning Team with the announcement of a senior new appointment.
The Wellcome Trust’s acquisition of The Co-operative Group’s farm business for £249 million, the biggest agri-investment deal in the UK to date and the largest global deal of its kind, was announced this week with Bidwells advising The Wellcome Trust.
Inaugural Bidwells Arable Conference 2014 Announced
Many Hands Make Light Work – Birketts And Bidwells Lend Their Support To EACH