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Resolution for radical ideas?

A new study by an influential thinktank has outlined measures which it thinks will help more young people on to the property ladder. The Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has published its final report into fairness between the generations. Housing...

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New figures give added impetus to housebuilding

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) spell out one of the key issues affecting the housing market and housebuilding in north, south and west Dorset: affordability. Our council areas have high average house prices yet lower than average wages – meaning...

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Mapping the way ahead – Local Plan reviews

Local Plans are drawn up by local planning authorities – usually the council – to set out a long-term vision and framework for the future development and needs of their area. They address such requirements as housing, the local economy, community facilities, infrastructure,...

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Construction sector needs 158,000 jobs between 2018 and 2022

A new report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has painted a positive picture for the future of housebuilding. The organisation, which works with employers to encourage training, forecasts that 158,000 construction jobs will be created nationwide between...

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Updated: Home Truths report for 2017-18

Pressure on housing continues to grow in Dorset, according to the latest Home Truths report by the National Housing Federation. Its updated 2017-2018 Home Truths report revealed that house prices had risen along with ratios to average (mean) salaries across the areas covered...

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New homes for families in north Dorset

Rentplus has been helping families into new homes in north Dorset, including 33 properties on its Corelli development in Sherborne. It provides new homes with partner housing associations, including Tamar Housing in north Dorset, for tenants with ownership aspirations. Properties...

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Apprenticeship is just the job for Rob

Nineteen year old Robert Hobley is constructing a fine future for himself starting with his Intermediate Apprenticeship Property Maintenance at Clayesmore School, near Blandford. Robert had started a Business Studies course at Yeovil College, but shortly afterwards realised...

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Warm welcome at Melrose Court

A landmark housing development which provides affordable accommodation for older people has thrown open its doors at Melrose Court at Poundbury in Dorchester. Yarlington Housing Group has completed its extra care complex at Melrose Court with 63 one and two-bedroom self-contained...

Let the facts speak for themselves….

A new study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has set out some stark facts and figures about home ownership in the UK in 2018. Its new report ‘The decline of home ownership among young adults’ shows just how the situation has deteriorated over the past 20 years despite...

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First-time Buyer Review: numbers reach pre-recession levels

The number of first-time buyers has reached a 10-year high with the South West recording the second highest rise, according to the Halifax. There were 359,000 first-time buyers nationwide in 2017, the bank says, which is the sixth consecutive annual increase. The average...