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NEW: Homes for shared ownership in Chickerell

New shared ownership homes have gone on to the market at Grey’s Field in Chickerell, near Weymouth. The properties feature in our freshly updated Affordable Homes Masterlist, out today. Six flats of one bedroom each and two semi-detached homes with three bedrooms are available....

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Putting brownfield sites on the map

The South West has the third lowest number of brownfield sites for potential housing, according to the National Housing Federation. It says that there a total of 1,668 in the region, covering a total of 2,005 hectares. Only the North East and the East Midlands have fewer...

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Have you read Opening Doors’ latest case study?

Opening Doors is keen to encourage construction of homes of all kinds – open market, affordable, for rent and purchase – to create a healthy mix of housing. It is also keen to see more local SME housebuilders and developers get involved in constructing new homes in the area....

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NEW HOMES ALERT: Poundbury and Portland

New homes have gone sale on Portland and at the Poundbury development in Dorchester. Two bedroom properties are available at the Avalanche Road development at Tophill on Portland.  An open day is being held by estate agents Hull Gregson Hull at the site from 9am to 12noon...

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Hospital appointment for housing

DOCTOR’S ORDERS: We’ve joined forces with Stonewater Homes for a drop-in event at the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester in August. It will feature information about affordable housing schemes such as shared ownership and Help to Buy as well as general advice....

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HOUSING UPDATE: Weymouth and Blandford

Developers have gained approval for minor layout changes for a scheme to convert the Railway Hotel in Oakfield Street, Blandford. The project has planning permission from Dorset Council to change the pub into four homes and build an additional property behind. In Weymouth,...

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500 home development approved outside Littlemoor

An outline application for up to 500 homes on land to the north of Littlemoor in Weymouth has been approved by Dorset Council. The development is located on an allocated site within the West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Local Plan. Once completed, it will include up to 175 affordable...

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UPDATED: Affordable Housing Masterlist

Our Opening Doors Affordable Housing Masterlist has been updated with new Help to Buy properties in Weymouth, Sherborne and Crossways. They include flats at The Beaches on Weymouth seafront, houses off Warmwell Road in Crossways and a development of  24 flats at Cedar Park...

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Rural communities pioneer affordable housing

Trailblazing affordable housing developments in Dorset have been hailed for breathing new life into rural communities. The west of the county is leading the way nationally for the number of community land trusts (CLTs) providing affordable homes for local people. They have...

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Plans lodged for total of 47 flats in Weymouth

New planning applications have been lodged with the Dorset Council for flats developments in Weymouth. They include an outline application by Taylor Grey Homes for 14 flats with parking in Weston Road, including four  affordable homes. An application for 33 flats on Dorchester...