Political Barriers to Housebuilding In Britain: A Critical Case Study of Protectionism and its Industrial Commercial Effects

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Industrial Systems Research, 2002 - Greenbelts - 108 pages
Over the years, political barriers have severely hampered housebuilding in Britain. Governments have blocked urban expansion, stymied new low cost housing production methods and materials, and restricted the supply of new housing to the market in other ways. They have thereby artificially raised prices and excluded many lower income households from owner occupation. This study analyses political barriers to housebuilding as a special form of political economic protectionism the equivalent of quotas and tariffs on international goods imports. The book will be of interest to anyone concerned about shortages in the supply and the high costs of good new homes not just in Britain but in other industrial countries also.

Contents:

1. Political Barriers to Housebuilding In Britain: a Critical Overview

2. Greenbelt Barriers to Urban Expansion

3. Housing Output Planning and Quota Fixing

4. Housing Development Taxes and Quasi-Taxes

5. New Housing Class Discrimination

6. Controls on Technological Development and Product Innovation

7. The Effects on the Land Market and New Housing Location

8. The Effects on Housebuilders and Housing Production

9. The Effects on Household Consumer Choice, House Prices, and Housing Quality

10. The Removal of Political Barriers to Housebuilding
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
2
GREENBELT
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Introduction and overview
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CHAPTER
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Policy contradictions and conflicts in UK housing planning
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
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THE EFFECTS ON THE LAND MARKET NEW HOUSING LOCATION
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Page 13 - ... matters like urban development, airfield safeguarding, radio station protection, roads, railways, rivers, canals and other existing and proposed developments are examined and the particular problems associated with each are defined. The environmental issues concerning land protected by statute such as National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Nature reserves, Green Belt areas, areas of Great Landscape Value and conservation areas are outlined,...
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Lewis F. Abbott is a business-economic researcher and consultant. He has authored and edited numerous books on industrial, commercial and related subjects.  

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