Bursting at the seams
All eyes may be on the housing market at the moment, but the failure by developers to meet the demand for commercial property is threatening to drive employers out of the UK. Jan Harvey examines what the Government could do to relieve the logjam
Ken Livingstone is worried. London’s population, according to the Livingstone-commissioned report Planning for London’s Growth, is set grow by at least 50,000 each year over the next 15 years, putting an almost unbearable strain on the city’s infrastructure. The demands of business are also huge, with 400,000 jobs expected to be created by 2016.
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