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New housing register to go live in Dorset

Changes are being made to how residents can apply and be assessed for social housing in the Dorset Council area. 

New development completed at Sturts Farm

Sturts Community Trust are celebrating a major new development on their site just outside West Moors. 

Affordable retirement development at Sherborne makes progress

Located within easy walking distance of Sherborne town centre, this new development exclusively for the over 55s, is home to a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom houses.

225 affordable homes for Weymouth get the green light

A £120m new housing scheme in Weymouth offering 45 per cent affordable housing is now a step closer to being built.

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Progress made on Bridport Cohousing

Bridport Cohousing is now well on the way to starting construction of its 53 affordable ecohouses, which will make up the neighbourhood called ‘Hazelmead’ and which is due to be completed in early summer 2022.

Housing Enabling – 2020 round up

2020 has been a year like no other, but despite the Covid crisis, work to deliver homes for local people in Dorset has continued. Here’s a quick snapshot of the work that’s being going on this year to deliver affordable places to live in the Dorset Council area:...

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All Systems go for Bridport Cohousing

It all started back in 2008 when the idea of building a cohousing scheme for Bridport  came into being and a group of local people from the town got together to hatch a plan and with the encouragement of West Dorset District Council (now Dorset Council),  Oliver Letwin,...

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Long-term empty property premiums to bring more empty homes...

On 28 January 2020, Dorset Council Cabinet members approved the 2020/21 Budget Strategy. The report will now to go Full Council on Tuesday 18 February for final approval.

Shared Ownership homes in Swanage

Four shared ownership properties are now available at Compass Point, Swanage, courtesy of Aster.

Rent to buy properties – The Bushels, Mosterton

Stonewater Homes have two, two bed rent to buy properties available in the village of Mosterton from just £580 per month.