New development corporations are being given funding to kick-start work towards creating new towns and communities in England on a scale not seen since Milton Keynes and Canary Wharf were build.
Housing minister Kit Malthouse has announced the five successful bids to create new towns across England. Between them, these settlements could deliver 64,000 homes.
An outline planning application for a garden town comprising more than 8,000 homes has been submitted to Folkestone & Hythe District Council.
Leeds City Council’s development plan panel will be asked to consider proposals to protect 33 housing sites in green belt areas of the city tomorrow as part of amendments to the Site Allocations Plan.
A 290-bedroom student block is being proposed for the site of the former Nautical Club in Birmingham city centre.
Plans for a 15-storey student accommodation block on Bishopsgate Street have been submitted to Birmingham City Council by architects Corstorphine + Wright.
Sheffield property developer Crossbow Ventures has submitted plans to Sheffield Council for 50 apartments in the Kelham Island area of the city on a former motor retailer site.
Plans are being drawn up for a factory in east London that would supply thousands of modern prefab homes.
The scheme in the Docklands will be the first of its kind in the capital and eventually provide 3,000 new homes. Although modular homes have been built and shipped in to other London sites, this is the first development with its own factory.
Britain will never build enough houses to make property affordable for young people, according to research.
A study presented to the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference said those hoping to get on the ladder may have to rely on windows of opportunity created by periodic slumps in the market.
Four million homeowners in England do not own the freehold to their properties, new government estimates have revealed.
Labour says these leaseholders are currently "unprotected" from "rip-off rises in 'ground rents' from developers or management companies".
They may not top the lists of the country's most desirable places to settle, but the UK's new towns have enjoyed formidable house price growth in the last decade, growing by 32pc and outperforming the national average.
The top performing places since 2006 are all in the south east, with Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire the strongest performer, recording a 67pc increase, according to Halifax. The national average was 26pc over the same time period.
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