Real estate

Time at the bar for Wandsworth hostelries’ PD rights?

Wandsworth Council has recognised the crucial role pubs play in the lives of this sceptered isle’s residents; they are akin to cafes on the continent: drinkers of espresso in Italy and imbibers of pastis in Provence all need a local to go to to share one’s woes and to discuss whether Juventus will be knocked off the Serie A perch this season and whether this year’s mistral is going to wreak greater havoc than last year’s.

Changing pattern of land ownership

Have market pressures changed the pattern of land ownership? Have investors deliberately targeted land to take advantage of the huge premium conferred on land values by the granting of planning permission for development? Or are farmers consolidating and growing their existing holdings in order to create more economically viable units?

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