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  • Shapps targets second home-owning tenants

    Single Aspect's comment | 18/10/2011 11:05 am

    Why on earth is there no mention of all those Tory voters who own second homes on the North Norfolk, Devon and Cornwall coasts then? Are they not to be taxed punitive rates until the pips squeak in order to fund the building of new council housing?
    Apparently not. It would appear that council and social tenants are the new scapegoats. I have come to expect nothing less from this idiot.

  • Ministers to set out empty homes plans

    Single Aspect's comment | 10/09/2011 6:36 pm

    There are 100s empty at Park Hill, perhaps they'd like to start with those, the Sheffield waiting list for council houses and flats is enormous.

  • Cambridge eco-town discussions reopened

    Single Aspect's comment | 29/07/2011 5:23 pm

    Why remove the first comment without removing the second? Which is not utterly redundant because it has no context. Why did you remove the first comment?

  • Cambridge eco-town discussions reopened

    Single Aspect's comment | 20/07/2011 12:01 pm

    I wish to make it clear that the comments below the first line are quoted and not my own words but those of reliable source.

  • Pickles unveils empty offices plan

    Single Aspect's comment | 15/04/2011 2:38 pm

    It won't be done properly, you'll get noisy, hot and small single aspect flats.

  • A different class

    Single Aspect's comment | 15/04/2011 2:27 pm

    The biggest danger in the above proposal is that a former office block is not suitable for housing in that any conversion is likely to be carried out in the cheapest possible way by putting a corridor along the centre of each floor and apartments off each side like hotel rooms. Access is via lift and stairs at either end and results in what the Americans call double loaded corridors. The flats are then by design single aspect and sometimes North facing. Inevitably the others are South facing and suffer solar gain to the same extent that the former almost never see the sun. In one sentence what is my objection to the proposal? Single aspect flats.

  • Social landlords to foot £123m tenure reform bill

    Single Aspect's comment | 04/02/2011 10:15 am

    Here's a cry for plain english. If you are reading a sentence and come across the word rise then it is likely to indicate an increase in income, instead of which what the author actually means is a fall.

    "a rise in lost rental income from voids"

    Then why not say so? That sentence ought in my view to read "a fall in income owing to voids".

  • Work starts on major east London development

    Single Aspect's comment | 14/01/2011 1:24 pm

    Sorry "gob on", well I mean a superficial and irrelevant addition to a building intended to suggest some harking back to a better age, such as that errr hedge.

  • Work starts on major east London development

    Single Aspect's comment | 14/01/2011 1:21 pm

    That bush. A "knob on". Tokenism at its worst. Harking back to the leafy and spacious front gardens of Letchworth but now reduced to something more akin to ... well bush is the word really isn't it, let's leave it there :-)

  • Work starts on major east London development

    Single Aspect's comment | 11/01/2011 3:54 pm

    From this one shot it appears to make the same mistake as Peter Barber's Donnybrook (Quarter) at Old Ford. No defensible space and no visible threshold, won't the rain run in? The windows bother me as much, why are they not both full height? The appearance of London Georgian terraces benefit from the symmetry of equally sized windows, not so here. What a difference 1 meter of personal space would have made, at the entrance, giving each owner a private gate.

    Where do the bins go? At the untidy back? What is at the back? A lot of questions unanswered here.

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