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Work begins on new homes in South Brent

Work has started to build 40 affordable homes in South Brent.

Leading partnerships business, Vistry Partnerships, have joined forces once again with the South West’s largest housing provider, LiveWest to tackle the region’s housing shortage with this high-quality development which will be delivered as affordable housing.

The new development will deliver 25 homes for...

New research shows people in Devon more likely to make life-changing decisions as result of pandemic

Over two thirds of people (70%) in Devon say the Covid pandemic has made them more likely to make big decisions in their lives in order to take back control, according to new research carried out by leading housebuilders Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. [i]

Added to this, over half (53%) of respondents said time spent with life ‘on hold' in 2020 has actually accelerated big life...

Barratt Homes deliver leading wildlife conservation and ecology measures at Berry Acres

A brand new housing development in South Devon will include a newly renovated home for owls and bats and follows extensive measures to protect a pair of rare cirl buntings at the site.

Construction has begun at Berry Acres , just outside Paignton, where Barratt Homes is building 187 much needed new homes. Steps taken by the five-star builder to protect local wildlife will result in...

Housebuilder extends NHS and armed forces thank you across Devon

A leading housebuilder in Devon has this week extended its heartfelt thank you to NHS employees who have worked tirelessly to care for people during the Covid-19 pandemic this year.

Barratt Developments, parent company of Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes , launched a new NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme in May offering up to 5% to help NHS staff buy a new home. A similar offer is...

fuel, poverty

Share a little warmth this winter

Fuel Poverty levels are high in Devon, and whilst projects like Healthy Homes for Wellbeing, run by Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) have been tackling this issue head on with their dedicated service, there is still a high level of demand for support .

The Winter Warmth campaign from ECOE, now in its second year, highlights the issues of fuel poverty and hard to heat homes faced by...

Digging up Devon's fields for new homes

New housing algorithm will gobble up more countryside without delivering affordable homes, warns Devon CPRE

The government’s proposed new housing formula or ‘algorithm’ will fail to deliver the affordable new homes that rural communities in Devon so desperately need, according to new analysis from the countryside charity CPRE. Instead, the Government’s sweeping changes to local planning could lead to the worst of all possible worlds – the loss of more precious countryside without delivering the...

Devon CPRE - new homes on green fields in Okehampton, Devon

New housing algorithm will gobble up more countryside without delivering affordable homes, warns Devon CPRE

The government’s proposed new housing formula or ‘algorithm’ will fail to deliver the affordable new homes that rural communities in Devon so desperately need, according to a new analysis from the countryside charity CPRE. Instead, the Government’s sweeping changes to local planning could lead to the worst of all possible worlds – the loss of more precious countryside without delivering the...

LiveWest

South Brent set for affordable homes boost

Plans to build 40 affordable homes in South Brent have been given the go-ahead.

The South West’s largest housing provider, LiveWest, have strengthened their partnership with leading partnerships business, Vistry Partnerships, to tackle the region’s housing shortage with this high-quality development which through working together will now all be delivered as affordable housing....

Over a third of Plymouth homeowners have invested in renovations to increase its value during lockdown

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020 Renovation Nation Report , by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk , has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And it seems that Brits...

39,000 households in Plymouth have invested in their property during lockdown with a view to selling

With the recent announcement that stamp duty is being paused on properties up to £500,000, many people in the UK may be looking to put in an offer on their dream property. If you’ve been making improvements to your home to increase its sale value, you’re not alone.

According to recent research of over 1,000 UK homeowners from MyGlazing.com , the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF)...

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