## Post permalink buttons going to the same post

Question

I am trying to get 2 buttons, that will display on top of an image, the image link is working fine, however, the buttons on the second post are both going to the first one? I thought just adding <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"> to the buttons would work as it works fine for the image?

<div class="col span_3_of_5 dev_list_items">
<?php while ($developments->have_posts()) :$developments->the_post(); ?>

<!-- This is the image link which works fine -->

<div class="development-list-item" style="background-image: url('<?php the_post_thumbnail_url(); ?>');">
<div class="overlay__dev__item"></div>
<?php
$title = get_the_title();$showhome = get_field('dev-status');
$propsArgs = array('post_type' => 'cpt-property', 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'meta_key' => 'prop_development', 'meta_value' => get_the_ID());$props = new WP_Query($propsArgs);$propcount = $props->post_count; ?> <div class="dv_sldr_txt"> <p class="art-gn wht_txt"><?php echo$title; ?></p>
<?php $location = get_field('devloc_location'); if($location): $post =$location; setup_postdata($post); ?> <p class="dev_lst_sub"><?php the_title(); ?></p> <?php endif; wp_reset_postdata(); ?> </div> <?php if(!$propcount == 0 &&  $showhome): ?> <table class="tb-buttons"> <!-- These are the buttons that return to the first post --> <tr><td><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" class="button button-black button-arrow-dev table-btn">View Development<span><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 5.298 8.758"><defs><style>.cls-1 {fill: none;stroke: #fff;stroke-width: 1.3px;}</style></defs><path id="Path_89" data-name="Path 89" class="cls-1" d="M477,4742.781l3.919,3.919-3.919,3.92" transform="translate(-476.54 -4742.322)"/></svg></span></a></td> <td><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" class="button button-black button-arrow-dev table-btn">Make an Enquiry<span><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 5.298 8.758"><defs><style>.cls-1 {fill: none;stroke: #fff;stroke-width: 1.3px;}</style></defs><path id="Path_89" data-name="Path 89" class="cls-1" d="M477,4742.781l3.919,3.919-3.919,3.92" transform="translate(-476.54 -4742.322)"/></svg></span></a></td> </table> </div> <?php endif; ?> </div> </a> <?php$beds = array(); $propcount = 0; endwhile; ?> </div> </div> <?php endif; ?> <?php$args = array(
'post_type' => 'cpt-development',
'post_status' => 'publish',
'posts_per_page' => -1,
$developments = new WP_Query($args);