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Southill affordable housing scheme explained

A total of 31 affordable homes could be built if proposals go ahead for a site at Southill in Weymouth. Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA), in partnership with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, is looking at redeveloping the site where Marchesi House is currently...

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House is a home with Rentplus at Chilmark Glade

“It will be somewhere we can call home, somewhere which we can make our own and not have the constant threat and worry about having to move.” So says Paul, who will be one of the first people to move into a new affordable home with his family at Chilmark Glade in Shaftesbury....

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 People power builds new homes in Powerstock

Powerstock has a vibrant community with a highly-rated primary school, thriving village hall and popular pub. Yet property prices in the village near Bridport – like in many parts of Dorset – mean that some local people cannot afford to live here. However, a group of residents...

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How much does the Bank of Mum Dad lend each year?

New figures show that the Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is the equivalent of a £5.7bn mortgage lender. According to Legal & General, 27% of all buyers this years will receive help from friends or family – up from 25% in 2017. Although one in four property transactions...

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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...

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...