Wander down to Queens and there are three versions of Costa & a Greggs - or a pint at the Spittal Brook
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Nowt to stop an independent being the business near your house, nobody says there can be only one and nobody says you can't travel further if you want, the idea is simply that you can find all services within 15 minutes of travel.15 minute cities are a dream for chain shops and a nightmare for local independents. A chain can open franchise stores in each area. Local independent businesses won't be able to sustain their businesses from the trade in their 15 minute zone like a chain store with brand recognition and higher buying power can.
So they're probably being proposed by big multinationals to the WEF, EU etc as a solution to net zero because they know an independent business won't be able to cope. The same reason these multinationals lobbied the EU for more regulations and rules as they know it would stop SMEs challenging their position in the market, a big company can afford a legal department to deal with all the compliance issues.
The house we bought on the crossings estate 15 years ago listed the sq ft on the plans but yes, it's not as common as in other countriesSomething I find weird here, we never list house sizes. Over in Latvia they list the sqm as standard, it's a search criteria, and that seems common in a number of countries I've looked, but never here.
Very few motorists uses their garage for its original purpose nowadays as their vehicle is too big.of the 7 x 3 bed houses they've currently got for sale, only one has a garage (total cost £322,500), and its an extra £13,500 over an equivalent house without a garage. I don't feel too bad now about my place on the Crossings, for all its problems !!!!
of the 7 x 3 bed houses they've currently got for sale, only one has a garage (total cost £322,500), and its an extra £13,500 over an equivalent house without a garage. I don't feel too bad now about my place on the Crossings, for all its problems !!!!
Gotta pay for the tarmac they’ll use to slapdash fix the dropped curbs when they destroy the road during expansions (if the Beaconside one is anything to go by) somehowAnd a £250 annual "estate management charge" is a red flag