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Perhaps it was the backdrop of a sun-drenched French Riviera but we all came back in a very positive mood and, as far as our London and the South East activities are concerned there were three very clear messages.
And so, back to England and the Budget. There were very few surprises but it generally represented good news for the housebuilding sector, particularly the extension of Help to Buy to 2020, financial support for estate regeneration with two schemes on which we are involved – Grahame Park in Barnet and Blackwall Reach in Tower Hamlets – specifically mentioned, and funding for an extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking railway line into Barking Reach.
For those of us working in London concerns expressed at MIPIM about an over-heating of house prices were reflected in the Chancellor’s statement that he has asked the Financial Policy Committee to be particularly vigilant against the emergence of potential risks in the housing market.
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