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Councils recognised for improved land searches

Our councils are up for an award recognising the land searches service they deliver to home buyers. North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council are each nominated for ‘Most Improved Services’ at the 2019 Land...

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What does Home Ownership Register show?

Most people on the Opening Doors Home Ownership Register are seeking two-bedroom homes, according our latest analysis of key data. They just outnumber the amount of people looking for three-bedroom properties – while the number of people looking for one or four bedroom...

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Out now: updated housing dashboards

We’ve updated our housing dashboards showing vital information about homes in north, south and west Dorset. The two new graphics reveal that house prices and affordability ratios have risen, with the average price of a home in Dorset now standing at £326,384. In North...

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Former Weymouth amusements set for re-development

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Planning Committee has given its approval to the redevelopment of land to the rear of the former ‘Harry’s Amusements’ building on Weymouth Esplanade. The scheme will see the development of 26 apartments and associated parking...

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Home Ownership Register newsletter out now

The latest Opening Doors Home Ownership Register newsletter is hot off the press. The Winter edition of our e-shot has been winging its way to mailboxes of all signatories on our Home Ownership Register. It includes stories about our new Affordable Housing Masterlist as well...

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Pupils see affordable homes of the future

Youngsters were among the first in their village to see new affordable homes being built at Mosterton in west Dorset. The 23-strong party from Parrett and Axe Primary School were given a VIP visit to the new development by Stonewater Homes. They toured the Windsor Close...

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Apply now! New homes released at Mosterton

The second phase of affordable homes has just been released at The Bushels in Mosterton, west Dorset. Stonewater Homes is developing 36 wholly affordable properties at the site on the south west edge of the village. Phase one of the development is well underway, and Stonewater...

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Have your say on 500 homes and school plan for Chickerell

A public exhibition is being held on Friday January 25 about proposals for more than 500 homes at Chickerell. Persimmon Homes is holding the event at the Willowbed Hall in Putton Lane from 2pm to 8pm. Persimmon Homes South Coast is proposing to build about 520 homes and a primary...

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Affordable housing masterlist is live!

The Opening Doors Affordable Housing Masterlist has been launched today – and you can see it here! It is an exhaustive list of properties available at this point in time or to become available shortly. They include different types of affordable housing, including shared...

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Housing boost for Beaminster

Up to 100 new homes are set to be built in Beaminster in a housing boost for west Dorset. West Dorset District Council’s planning committee has approved an outline planning application for the properties on a site north of Broadwindsor Road. It is on land that has been...