plodder wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:17 pm
Or you could make any land subsidies dependent on the land being registered (and perhaps liable for uk tax rather than the crazy concept of UK land somehow legally existing offshore!)
How does registration help? If you're paying a subsidy you presumably know who you're paying it to. And anyway, over 85% of land in England and Wales is already registered.
You could also move subsidies away from acreage towards utility,
One of the reasons for using acreage is an attempt to protect the environment. Do you want to abandon that?
and you could also look at planning law to avoid future slum development.
Well, I may have some bad news for you there - future slum development is more likely to be caused by planning laws. Currently the regulations mean that land for building is extremely expensive and heavily regulated. This means that builders want to pack as many premises on the land as they can to get the most from the sales of them. Furthermore, regulations, instead of pushing back against this, frequently require provision of "affordable" portions. What this really means is cheap rubbish and result in housing estates with little or no gardens, inadequate parking, and generally the least and lowest quality extras (such as odd bits of grass that could be used for leisure).
In an ideal world we’d find a way to entice retirees out of family-sized homes.
Well, here at least I have great news. We are in just such an ideal world as they will die - you just need a bit of patience.