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Estate agent’s crocodile tears for Bristol

September 28, 2010

Wondered how long King Splurge would take to grab the headlines. Same firm of estate agents who oiled the wheels of the Hargreaves Lansdown move to the Crest Nikolson Gulag archipelego by the docks, are now speaking up for client Lansdone who’s land-tip now looks scuppered.

I’ve nothing against estate agents really -they do a pretty decent job in general helping us sell and buy our castles. But when the head of a big one like Jeremy at King Splurge comes out with garbage like

‘seriously damage Bristol’s business image both nationally and internationally’

‘major set-back for Bristol’s credentials’

‘Bristol will again sink back into the background’

‘has every prospect of damning the city’s image’

you wonder what catastrophic calamity has befallen the city or whether he’s forgotton to take his medication. Then on closer reading you realise its a press release from media agents acting for the estate agents, which then masquerades as a news item. The item in question being the town green status for the green belt.

No wonder estate agents have at times got the reputation of the dubious used car dealer or horse trader of old. Here we have a wealthy land dealer whinging about his soon to be reduced bonus due to the lack of green belt he can squat on and flog off. They will never be satisfied in their endless quest for the next deal-and the next bonus bonanza.

Also Jeremy  seems to have forgotten to read his head office report on the UK economy:

Of the major centres, Manchester and Bristol are best placed for recovery,” King Sturge says.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jan/05/city-rents-rise-banks-stay-in-uk-report

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6 Comments
  1. Deano permalink
    September 28, 2010 7:29 pm

    King Sturge are of course the same land agents who were paid by the club to “prove” that it would cost too much to acquire non-residential land around Ashton Gate in order to build the size of stadium needed for the World Cup bid.

    It was this assessment that allowed the club to claim (backed by the council) that there was no choice but to build on the Green Belt…….

  2. thebristolblogger permalink
    September 28, 2010 9:06 pm

    I have a rule to never take the blindest bit of notice of anyone called Jeremy.

    It’s not let me down yet.

    You can also safely disregard anything said by anyone called Nigel. Most Davids can be ignored too.

  3. September 28, 2010 10:48 pm

    I would guess that they also have options on/own thousands of acres of green belt up the Long Ashton bypass.

  4. September 28, 2010 10:51 pm

    Jeremy Beadle has a lot to answer for.

  5. StillWaters permalink
    September 29, 2010 7:51 am

    Makes you wonder where the Arena is going.. I think Long Ashton residents won’t be too impressed by yet another development in their faces.

  6. StillWaters permalink
    September 29, 2010 10:48 pm

    Latest News:

    BCFC Trust insults own Propaganda Machine! Foot/Mouth Interface Enabled

    http://www.supporters-direct.org/news/item.asp?n=11174&cat=sd_eng

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