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These will be complemented by a broadening commuter belt, agreement of Local Development Plans and the growth of agile working, with more and more people working remotely from multiple locations and from their homes.
London has been a magnet in recent years for Bahraini and other Gulf investors too but it appears Brexit has taken a shine off the English capital with eyes now firmly fixed on commuter belt areas and the country's 'second city', Birmingham, with enticing new rail investments keeping them on track for success.
Price growth is now being driven by the Midlands, with the pace no longer being set by the more affluent London commuter belt, according to Rightmove.
The company acquires greenfield or brownfield sites in Ireland that are suitable for residential development, with an emphasis on Dublin and the Dublin commuter belt, as well as in other major urban centres.
It shows London and its commuter belt pulling away from the rest of the country in terms of social mobility.
This is what the Mason family did, when they swapped their council house in the London commuter belt for four acres of land.
What's happened to Brucie, Tarby and El Tel (that's Wogan, not Venables), commuter belt royalty and mainstays of any celebrity golf shindig within pitching distance of the M25?
Now this has finally been con-firmed, it is clear HS2 is not about 'rebalancing the economy', it's about faster journey times to London for businessmen from a handful of cities, increasing the London commuter belt, and delivering PS8,300 million of cuts to current rail services.
5 million came from properties in the commuter belt.
Residents in the east of the region don't want large swathes of Wrexham, Flintshire and even Denbighshire to become a cut price commuter belt for Manchester and Liverpool.
Low-lying parts of the London commuter belt towns of Dorking, Leatherhead, Guildford, Godalming and Tonbridge have been particularly badly flooded.
MANY of the most anxious people in Britain live in London's commuter belt, new figures suggest.