housing

Lord Mayor and Council leader visit new homes aimed at tackling Devon’s housing crisis

The CEO of the UK’s largest housebuilder welcomed Exeter leaders to one of its newest developments to demonstrate how they are helping to reduce the acute shortage of homes across Devon.

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Trish Oliver, and Exeter City Council leader Philip Bialyk were given a tour of Victoria Heights , Alphington, by Barratt Developments chief executive David Thomas...

Revealed: The UK’s greenest property hotspots

Plymouth has been crowned the best city for escaping into nature

The Body Shop has uncovered the best places in Great Britain to trade in the hustle and bustle of London life for. To find out which cities are the best for those wanting to take the leap, The Body Shop launched the study using five key factors: urban greenspace per person, air quality, noise pollution, and the number of forests...

Ex-army site managers install Tommy figures in show home gardens across Devon ahead of VE Day

Barratt David Wilson Homes becomes first Tommy Club corporate patron donating £100,000

More than a dozen commemorative Tommy figures have been installed in Barratt David Wilson Homes show home gardens across Devon this week ahead of VE Day on Saturday 8th May.

The leading housebuilder is the first corporate patron of the new Tommy Club, a fundraising initiative launched by the Royal...

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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...

South West sees growing number of house hunters

Hayne Farm by Sovereign, a Shared Ownership development in Honiton. Priced from £56,000 for a 40%v share. Available on Share to Buy.The South West of England has seen higher numbers of hopeful first time buyers searching for a property in 2020, according to new figures from property portal Share to Buy. Despite a period of economic uncertainty, Share to Buy have recorded a 54% increase in the...

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Final homes remaining at Redrow’s The Copse development in Dawlish

Prospective homeowners need to act fast as there are just three homes remaining at Redrow’s development The Copse, positioned on the Dawlish Coast in Devon.

Just a short distance from stunning Blue Flag beaches and coastal scenery, the last remaining homes at The Copse offer spacious living with easy access to Exeter.

The final three plots include The Shaftesbury and The Marlow...

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...

New village could help Torbay meet housing shortfall

Abacus Projects and Deeley Freed Estates have applied to the Planning Inspectorate to determine their planning application for the proposed 373 dwelling Inglewood development.

The scheme has the potential to provide much-needed new homes for the Torbay and Paignton area whilst bringing a range of ancillary benefits including substantial improvements to the highway network and bus...

Planning workshop for town and parish councils

Do you sit on a town or parish council in Devon? If so, you need to know how to respond to planning proposals affecting your community. Your response, as consultees in the planning process, can significantly influence the outcome and make a real difference to what the local planning authority decides. CPRE Devon invites you to a special ‘planning workshop’ for Devon’s town and parish councils. Experienced, independent Planning Consultant, Jo Widdecombe, will guide you through the process and explain what’s important. Free admission for member organisations (up to 3 people free per member...

CPRE Devon announces ministerial visit to address growing concerns over new housing developments in the county

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has announced that the Minister for Housing and Planning, Kit Malthouse MP, will be coming to Devon next month to address growing concerns amongst local people about the scale and appropriateness of new homes developments across the county.

At the opening of CPRE Devon’s housing seminar in Tavistock on Friday (8th Feb),...

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