North Lincolnshire Council has granted planning permission for the development of two new villages at the proposed Lincolnshire Lakes location on the western fringe of Scunthorpe. The consented schemes will provide around 3,000 new homes.
Land investment and management company Lucent Group submitted applications to the planning authority in August 2013 for the development of a site of nearly 200 hectares.
The Prime Minister and Chancellor have backed proposals for a so-called HS3 project, planned to create a new high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds, as well as other measures to improve transport schemes and connectivity across the north.
The proposed rail link would connect the North’s great cities by significantly reducing journey times across the region.
House prices in England and Wales fell by 0.2% in September - the biggest monthly fall in nearly a year, according to the Land Registry.
Annual house price inflation also fell, from 8.4% in August, to 7.2% in September.
That is the first time since May 2013 that the yearly rate has gone down, the Land Registry said.
Builders are preparing to construct new UK homes at a rate not seen since the before the financial crisis, new figures show.
Figures from the National House Building Council (NHBC) show there was 36,343 new home registrations between July and September - the highest number since 2007.
Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis has urged more councils to come forward and take advantage of new financial measures designed to help them build new affordable homes across England.
That call came as the minister confirmed that 22 councils will be able to borrow an additional £122m over the next two years to deliver over 1,700 new affordable homes and support local growth.
Homebuyers in Scotland will pay no tax on properties costing less than £135,000, Finance Secretary John Swinney has announced.
And a 12% marginal rate for houses costing more than £1m will come into force next April, when stamp duty is replaced north of the border.
Housing associations need to sell private properties on the open market if they are to generate the money required to build social housing, delegates at the Liberal Democrat conference were told.
Savings of up to £1m are to be protected under new proposals from the Bank of England aimed at avoiding a Northern Rock style run on a bank.
Only money temporarily deposited in a bank, because of a house sale or an inheritance, for example, will be protected for a period of six months.
Under current rules a maximum of £85,000 is protected.
The concept of a "mansion tax" has emerged again - this time at the political party conferences.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said that owners of properties worth more than £2m would face an annual charge.
Miller Homes has shelved plans to float on the London Stock Exchange, blaming market volatility.
Last week Miller announced its intention to raise about £140m by selling off at least 40% of the company.
Since then, almost £100bn has been wiped off the value of leading shares and on Thursday the FTSE 100 fell to its lowest level since December.
Some two or three years ago, the European Central Bank (ECB) would have been seen as revolutionary and courageous, if it had then set about buying bank debt in the form of bonds, including junk from Greece and Cyprus.
East Hampshire District Council has approved outline planning permission for a 500-home mixed-use scheme proposed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) at the former Ministry of Defence (MoD) barracks at Whitehill and Bordon in Hampshire.
Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged that if the Conservatives win the next election his party will ensure that 100,000 new homes for young first-time buyers available at a 20 per cent discount are built on brownfield land.
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