Reply To: Developer costs and profit

John Boxall

What is missing here is whether the Council area needs this resource. The answer often is no. But this is not something the developer has to consider….the Council and thus the taxpayer has to pick up the tab anyway. It is bizarre really. No strategy to consider who needs what and where. What shortage there is in specific category. A chaotic system.

What this example demonstrates is how little interest there is in providing a service to vulnerable people. It is simply about making as much money as possible.


Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield