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Over 30,000 new homes to be built in Gloucestershire

There will be no changes to plans to develop more than 30,000 new homes in Gloucestershire over the next 17 years despite data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing that the population across Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury should grow by 11% less than previously expected between 2011 and 2031.

The 11% reduction in projected population growth translates to a 5% fall in the number of residential properties needed to be built, with the total currently set at 30,500.

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Weekly affordable homes round-up

The number of new affordable homes started in England in 2013-14 increased by 15% to 41,654 compared with the previous year, according to Housing Minister Kris Hopkins. Citing data compiled by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Hopkins said the figures brought the number of affordable homes delivered since 2010 to "nearly 200,000".

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Make a comfortable move with McCarthy & Stone

This month McCarthy & Stone's Retirement Living development The Fairways in Clarkston is offering buyers a generous £5,000 furniture package on reservations by 30 June and completions by 31 August 2014.

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One-on-one interview: Jo Richards of Hillreed Homes

This week, Marc Da Silva turns the spotlight onto Kent and Sussex as he poses the questions to Jo Richards, head of sales and marketing at award-winning housebuilder Hillreed Homes.

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London housing zones to create 50,000 new homes

The government has confirmed that up to 50,000 much-needed new homes will be created across 20 new housing zones.

The announcement was made last week by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, while visiting a prospective new zone in Enfield, North London, which has the potential for 5,000 new homes, as well as new schools, a library and commercial space, linking to the nearby Lea Valley regional park.

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Affordable town centre living at Miller’s Victoria Mills, Dunfermline

Whether you're taking your first step onto the property ladder or planning to downsize, Miller Homes' selection of terraced houses at Victoria Mills, Dunfermline could be for you. From this July, there will be a variety of end- and mid-terrace houses available in this coveted town centre development.

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Larkfleet to host 1940s-themed tea party at The Croft

Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes has announced that it will be hosting a 1940s-themed tea party event at the end of this month on behalf of the Bourne Royal British Legion (RBL) Women's Section at The Croft, a lifestyle living development for the over-55s in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

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Planning consents for new homes hits six-year high

The number of planning permissions issued for the construction of new homes in the UK has reached its highest level since 2008 as developers rush to meet growing demand for housing across the country, according to new figures from the Home Builders Federation (HBF).

The data reveals that 177,731 consents were issued in the year to the end of the first quarter of 2014 with 43,926 in the first three months of the year alone.

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Couple swap old for new at Antler Homes development

A couple are looking forward to swapping their old cottage for a brand new house on a private, secluded development - offering them a low-maintenance lifestyle with better public transport links nearby that will serve them well as they get older.

Ron and Ann Vickery, who have lived in Hambledon for 67 years, are selling their old cottage to move into a brand new house at Antler Homes' Longbourn Row development in Liphook.

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One-on-one interview: Marie Morris of Elan Homes

Marc Da Silva continues his series of interviews with some of the biggest names in housebuilding by speaking to Marie Morris, sales director of Elan Homes North. 

Where in the region is your firm developing new homes?

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