Keepmoat Homes, which develops new homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands, the North East and North West, has been given the go-ahead to construct 89 more new homes in Stoke-on-Trent.
Home to two million trees and known as Europe's greenest city, Sheffield offers urban convenience and an economy that's experiencing a strong revival - along with a generous helping of pleasant parks, woods and nature reserves, and lively cultural venues.
Getting a foot on the property ladder can be difficult, but first-time buyers looking for new homes in Lancashire have a distinct advantage. House prices are lower than average here and developers are offering some great deals.
Friendly, full of character and with some of the best-value new homes in the White Rose county, it is well worth launching a house-hunting expedition to South Yorkshire. Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster are the main hubs but they are surrounded by some stunning, historic villages all served by the M1, M18 and A1.