This post discusses a research project and accompanying exhibition examining land ownership and new purpose built student accommodation in Newcastle upon Tyne. Written by Julia Heslop. Shieldfield is an estate on the outskirts of Newcastle city centre which has seen increasing development pressures, with a 467 per cent increase in student housing numbers between 2011… Continue reading One Hundred and Thirty Million Pounds of Earth: Investigating land ownership in Newcastle upon Tyne
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan joins calls for the government to make all property ownership in London transparent. In particular, he urges the government to speed up plans for a new public register of the beneficial ownership of foreign companies that own UK property. Roughly 44% of all the UK properties owned by overseas registered… Continue reading Did the Mayor of London just say what I think he said?