Nimbysm affects us all, but nimbysm in relation to brownfield sites is ridiculous – where will our children live and their children. Maybe we should start looking at pontoons as we are an island and go afloat as our land is running out. What is good about the London effect is that people are moving out into areas previously uninhabited by the London types – spreading prosperity but also pushing property prices up. The obvious solution is the bridge between the North and South and that means creating business hubs across the UK. At the moment everything still seems to be about London – at the significant expense of other parts of the country that have untapped potential.