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Help council unlock empty homes

It’s National Empty Homes Week from 15 to 21 October. To mark the occasion, our councils are inviting you to join a national campaign. National Empty Homes Week aims to raise awareness of empty properties in your area and encourage you to report these to the councils....

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New homes for sale in Lyme Regis

The final homes are being sold at Woodberry Copse, just off Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis. With four and five bedrooms, the properties on the Bloor Homes development are being marketed by Parkers estate agents. Prices start at £489,950. Part exchange is available. More details...

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Do you live in the Maiden Newton/Frome Vauchurch area?

West Dorset District Council is holding a housing needs survey of the Maiden Newton and Frome Vauchurch area. It is holding the study in connection with a local planning application so it can gain a better understanding of the current and future needs for accommodation in the parish....

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Twenty new homes approved in Longburton

West Dorset District Council has approved the development of 20 new homes in Longburton. The scheme, located at a former council transport depot, will provide a mixture of two and three-bedroom homes and will be built by housing association Aster Group. Cllr Ian Gardner,...

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Open days this weekend

Open days are being held at properties and developments in south and west Dorset this weekend for prospective homebuyers. Developer Zero C is holding an open day for its Coningsby Place development at Poundbury in Dorchester on Saturday October 13. The scheme includes two bedroom...

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Sir Oliver praises community land trusts

West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin has congratulated Lyme Regis Community Land Trust for being nominated for a national award. He hailed the Garmans Field development in a column praising the work of community land trusts in the area. The Lyme Regis’ Garmans Field CLT has claimed...

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Find out more about Help to Buy at event

A free event is being held by Help to Buy South West to help people in Dorset onto the housing ladder. The Help to Buy Homes showcase is being held at the Lighthouse in Poole on Saturday October 27 from 10am to 3pm. Visitors can drop in at any time. It will include information...

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Young people with deposits struggling to buy homes

A new report out today has found that even young people with deposits are struggling to afford housing. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that about 40% of young adults cannot afford to buy one of the cheapest homes in their area even with a 10% deposit. It says that...

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Do you work for the NHS or armed forces?

An open day is being held at developments of new homes at Poundbury in Dorchester on on Saturday October 13 with details about NHS and armed forces discounts. Zero C is opening doors to its show homes at St John’s Square and Vickery Court where prices start at £215,000...

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Rental costs hitting hard

People in their twenties who want to rent a place for themselves face having to pay out an ‘unaffordable’ amount, according to a new study of rental costs out today. The BBC research shows that average rents for a one-bedroom home eat up more than 30% of a typical...