The development industry starts to come to terms with Brexit
Last week I spent a few days out at the RTPI Convention in London and CIH Conference in Manchester. Events like these are a valuable way to meet many of our customers in one place and also to hear views on trends in the industry.
Unsurprisingly, last week’s events were dominated by talk of the EU referendum and what it means for the development industry. Against a backdrop of large fall in share prices for house builders and others there was clearly concern, but also a large dose of pragmatism. The bottom line is that no-one really knows what will happen, but the message was clear – the more we talk up a scenario of impending doom, the more likely it is to occur, so what we need at the moment is level heads and open minds.
I also came across this balanced article from the RTPI’s The Planner, which I thought might be of interest to you: http://www.theplanner.co.uk/news/brexit-reaction