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Future imperfect: A UK broadband retrospective


Re: About time councils put their foot down

You'd hope that councils would want good services of all kinds to be providedon new developments wouldn't you? not only telecomms but power, water, roads, schools, shops and the rest. And to some extent they do.

But councils have also become commercialised. If they can see a one thousand home development that means 1000x council tax extra, plus of course they have central government leaning on them to provide much needed homes. maximum tax + homes per acre means high density housing with small units.

If a developer says they have a business case to develop 1000 homes but not sufficient to build out all the supporting infrastructure, councils will often be incentivised to approve. That's why a lot of current developments are done without any improvement to the road network.

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