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New affordable homes proposed for Weymouth

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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HFI proposes radical solutions

The number of people living in private rented sector housing has increased by a staggering six million since 2002, according to a new report which proposes radical solutions to the housing crisis. It is revealed in the Housing & Finance Institute and housing association...

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Your chance to get involved in joint local plan review

West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council have given the go ahead for their Joint Local Plan Review to go to the next important phase of public consultation. Members from both councils gave their approval at Full Councils in late July. Residents...

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Can you afford a home in Weymouth & Portland?

Average house prices are 10.8 times earnings in Weymouth & Portland, according to latest figures. They are revealed in our latest housing dashboard based on information from the National Housing Federation. The average house price for the area is £232,266 – which...

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Opening Doors – dashboard for North Dorset

Here’s the latest Opening Doors housing dashboard showing the need for housing in the North Dorset District Council area. Based on latest figures from the National Housing Federation, it shows that the average house price in the area is £283,114 – which is 11.4 times...

£163m, West Dorset blazes trail for community housing

Staking claim for £163m community chest

More trailblazing community land trusts could be built in Dorset if our councils win a share of £163m of new Government cash. The money is available for community-led housing projects until 2021 to help provider more affordable homes for local people. West Dorset already...

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Conference gets to heart of housing dilemma

Social housing, land banking, build-out rates and investments were among the thorny issues at the recent Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) conference. Housing expert Jonathan Blunt has written a review of the conference for Room 151, which offers services and resources...

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Garmans Field steals the spotlight

A story about the community land trust at Garmans Field in Lyme Regis has hit the headlines on the BBC. The development was featured on BBC’s breakfast news and hailed as a national example by the Government for other other communities across the country. It features...

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Why do we need more houses?

We need to build 775 new homes in West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland every year just to keep up with demand for properties and to ensure that people in our communities have somewhere to live. That could be you, it could be your brother, your sister, your friend, your...

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NEW HOMES ALERT: Portland, Lyme Regis and Sherborne

New homes alert: Are you househunting this weekend? An open morning is being held at the former council offices on Portland with Hull Gregson Hull estate agents. New flats in the converted block in Fortuneswell – now called Yew Tree House – will be on show from 9.30am...