Galliers Homes are building 19 houses in Newport, Salop (£365,000 each, so £7 million in total). They’re donating £500 to a local school for a piano. Not a lot but not unique: “We always consider the community” said a spokesperson.

So will there be a gift for Oswestry where Galliers want to build 6 times more houses (worth £43 million pro rata) in the setting of the famous hillfort? Six pianos maybe? Or lots of books? (Two books they won’t be donating though: “The greatest hillforts of England and how not to ruin their settings” and “How to ban philistine councillors from making decisions affecting cultural treasures”.


Galliers Homes: “We always consider the community