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The practice of buying land as an investment, holding it for future use and making no specific plans for its development.
- ‘Proposals to relax planning rules will fuel the expansion of the practice of land banking, which leaves fields and woods neglected, a report said yesterday.’
- ‘The unscrupulous practice of 'landbanking' has seen a sharp rise in 2009.’
- ‘Every single Councillor supported this measure due to their awareness that speculative land banking must be controlled.’
- ‘Projects for land banking… were by no means lacking long after commercial banks had been well established in this country.’
- ‘Join others who have discovered the advantages that strategic landbanking has over other types of real estate ownership.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.