More than 700 affordable homes are to be constructed across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire after Wrekin Housing Trust was awarded £20m government funding. Out of 730 homes, the trust said 714 would be affordable and the remaining 16 will be shared ownership properties.
Marc Da Silva takes his regular look around the affordable homes sector in the UK and brings news of new schemes coming on line in Gloucestershire, London, Lancashire, County Durham, Lincolnshire and Shropshire.
An application for 22 affordable homes at Fortey House in the small Cotswold market town of Northleach in Gloucestershire has been approved by Cotswold District Council's planning committee. The abandoned Fortey House on Fortey Road is to be converted into 22 affordable homes with associated access, car parking and landscaping.
After saving up since he started work as a 15-year-old paper boy, shift plant operator Ashley Corke has just secured his very own home - at the age of 23.
By putting aside his hard-earned cash from such an early age, Ashley, who is from Solihull, has been able to become a first-time buyer far earlier than most - a report from Halifax claims the average age of a first-time buyer is 30, while MoneySupermarket puts it at 37.
Site manager Danny Tunstall is the toast of Lioncourt Homes, having won a prestigious National Pride in the Job Quality Award from the NHBC in recognition of his outstanding work on all the homes on The Brambles development in Wellington, Telford.
Three generations of family are now living next door to each other at Morris Homes' popular Regents Crescent development near Telford - thanks to the housebuilder's Part Exchange scheme.
Taylor Wimpey North Thames is calling for people's views about a new housing scheme which will provide 68 new flats in Sudbury Hill, including a number of affordable homes. The developer will be holding a public consultation event on June 5 at St Pauls Church, Corbins Lane, South Harrow, from 3pm to 8pm to get opinions from the general public on the scheme.
The attractive medieval market town of Shrewsbury in the West Midlands boasts good schools, a lively arts scene, and a good range of reasonably-priced property, making it a popular place for families to settle down.
Marc Da Silva brings you news from the affordable new homes market across the UK with the latest headlines on housing schemes in Liverpool, Teesside, Scotland, Leicestershire, London and Shropshire.
There's a lot you can learn about the latest interior trends from a show home, whether you're in the market for a new-build home or not. In this article we highlight some of the very best show homes currently available to view across the UK, to inspire you to re-create the professional look in your own home - or even to start looking for a new home to use as your canvas!
You may prefer understated elegance or have a yearning for an eye-catching splash of colour - the work of these interiors experts is sure to give you plenty to think about for your own home.