It's the news many a councillor from the North of England dreads hearing most - that the printing presses are about to roll on the second edition of the book ‘Crap Towns'. But this time round public figures‘up north' could relax since the top three ‘winners' of Britain's ugliest towns were actually all from the southern climes of this fine island.
The fact that 50% of the homes at Stainton Mews are already sold hasn't stopped housebuilder Taylor Wimpey from offering an eye-catching deal to homebuyers at the development: from the date of completion, the housebuilder will give £1,000 per month for a year to buyers, for them to spend how they choose.
North Yorkshire is one of the UK's prettiest counties, featuring miles of gorgeous countryside, attractive market towns and national parks, including the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Well connected in terms of transport links, the county is an ideal settling point for first-time buyers, family homeowners and retirees alike, with a wide range of locations and styles in new homes to suit all tastes.
The government has awarded Tees Valley in the North East of England close to £2m of funding to prepare sites for new home developments.
The £1.9m grant has been issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government under its growth point initiative, was launched by the Labour government to help communities seeking to build large housebuilding programmes.