måndag 21 januari 2008

Vacant land will stay vacant


Portland Street, originally uploaded by seadipper.

The buildings on this site in the middle of Brighton were knocked down about 20 years ago. Consent for office development was quickly given but nothing happened. The owners have re-applied for consent a couple of times and got it, but still nothing has happened.

With the developing recession, the owners will hang on and wait for the recovery. In the meantime, people have to look at an eyesore,

This is just one of the reasons why land value taxation is required.

If a properly designed system was in place, the site would have been developed long ago.

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