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Green light for apartment development

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council has given outline planning consent for a development of apartments on land next to Goulds Garden Centre. The development, on Littlemoor Road, will provide a total of 24 apartments which includes eight affordable homes. Following the green...

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Masterlist is key to new homes

A masterlist of affordable homes in north, south and west Dorset is being drafted to help more people on to the housing ladder. Opening Doors – a council-led initiative – is aiming to compile the index, including shared ownership and Help to Buy properties. North Dorset...

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Go ahead for 292 homes in Chickerell

West Dorset District Council’s Planning Committee has given its approval to a reserved matters application for 292 homes at Bank and Ridge Farm in Chickerell. The reserved matters application, which follows approval of an outline application in March 2018, comprises details...

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Burton Bradstock joins trailblazing housing scheme

A new community land trust (CLT) has launched in Burton Bradstock as West Dorset continues to blaze a trail in locally-led housing. Burton Bradstock, near Bridport, is the latest village to set up its own trust to build affordable housing for local people. It is holding...

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Community boost for Lyme Regis

Community projects in Lyme Regis are benefiting from funding by developers of housing in the town. A total of £123,000 of Section 106 money has been allocated to a variety of schemes and initiatives. Section 106 money is the contribution made by developers as part of the planning...

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OUT NOW: Home Ownership Register newsletter

The Autumn edition of the Opening Doors Home Ownership Register newsletter is out now. It includes articles about shared ownership as well as details of our new masterlist of all affordable properties, new homes available across the area, latest plans for housing and a update...

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New campaign calls for land purchase shake-up

A new campaign has been launched to give councils greater compulsory purchase powers to help combat housing shortages. Cross-party MPs, housing organisations and charities including Shelter have signed up to the initiative from the Onward think tank. They have sent a letter...

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Build out rates – the final report

West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin has called for a greater variety of housing to be built on major developments. His recommendation came after a year-long review into the speed of housebuilding after planning permission has been given. He focused on large sites in areas of the greatest...

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Register NOW for affordable homes at Mosterton

Househunters are being urged to register their interest for new affordable homes at Mosterton, near Beaminster. Social housing provider Stonewater Homes is developing 36 wholly affordable properties on the site at The Bushels, in Windsor Close, on the south-west edge of the village....

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Turn up for Windmills showcase

An open day is being held on Portland with the chance to look around homes on the Windmills development. Hull Gregson Hull is holding the showcase at the site near Easton Square tomorrow, Saturday November 24, from 10am to 12noon. The homes have been built by Betterment...