Individual Land Parcels Are Rare As Hens’ Teeth

One of the challenges of this brave new world is getting enough housing for everyone who seems to want to live in our country.  There are lots of new housing developments springing up along every byepass in this region.  We have just seen 500 hundred houses going up at the far edge of this town but I’m told there are to be an equal number of houses to be built on the other side of the dual carriageway.

There is never any for sale sign go up for land sales here.  It seems to be who you know.  There was an old bungalow sold a year ago, and this has now got planning permission for knocking down and rebuilding on the same spot.  This seems to be the only way of having a new individual place built.  There are a few infill sites in town that might be useable, old factories and other brownfield spots.  Not the same as having a lovely house in the country though.