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RE: Water Demand of Cotoneaster

Subject: RE: Water Demand of Cotoneaster
From: Jim Quaife
Date: Sep 08 2017 10:21:10
The financial arrangements for development are very complex and not for the 
faint-hearted.  The costs of planning applications have rocketed and the 
pay-off is usually not until the property is actually sold.  The average 
lead-in time (assuming that the initial scheme is built and there is no 
appeal) is three years.
For every developer peering through the windscreen of a Bentley there are 
many who are of modest means, and many more broken bodies in the gutter.
We are fortunate enough to deal with developers from the top-end to those who 
are having their "first go".  I am not an apologist for developers but one 
has some sympathy with them and the notion of increasing build costs on the 
basis of something which might never happen is just unrealistic.  It is 
expensive enough satisfying all the regulations.
Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Kevin Slezacek
Sent: 08 September 2017 10:58
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: Water Demand of Cotoneaster

This may be the case but when house prices are currently around 3 x build 
costs it makes you wonder whether there is scope to improve build whilst 
reducing profit margins slightly! Of course land prices and planning costs 
continue to go up as well so in the overall life of a development I guess the 
profit margins are brought down, this is where the viability comes into play 
that has been discussed recently. 

Kind regards,

Kevin Slezacek



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