Monthly Archives: February 2014

“Significant” keynote speech on housing planned by Communities Secretary

Communities secretary Eric Pickles (pictured) is expected to make a “significant” speech on housing next month. Announcements about new housing and new housing measures are set to be announced in the Budget on 19 March. The communities secretary is a … Continue reading

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More high-quality homes from Larkfleet in Lincolnshire

Quality housebuilder Larkfleet Homes has launched the third phase of The Coppice, a popular development in Deeping St James, Lincolnshire. The Coppice originally comprised 32 affordable properties for local people in its first phase of development. As part of phase … Continue reading

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Huge drop in cost of building zero-carbon homes

The extra cost of building a ‘zero carbon’ semi-detached home has fallen by 57 per cent since 2011. This is due to the development of the solar panel market, according to a new study. The Zero Carbon Hub, a public-private … Continue reading

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First-time buyers: the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ of the UK property market

People in their mid-30s who are still saving for their own home may be setting a precedent which their children will find hard to break, claims a report. Traditionally, first-time buyers are aged between 25 and 36 – but research … Continue reading

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Homebuyers will love Larkfleet’s special Valentine’s offers

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with free bubbly and chocolates – courtesy of Larkfleet Homes. The Lincolnshire housebuilder is offering a free bottle of bubbly or a box of chocolates to anyone visiting its Glen Grange development in Pinchbeck between Friday 14 … Continue reading

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Call for new investment in social housing

Shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds has called for a new generation of social housing to be built to overcome a huge shortage in supply. Speaking on BBC’s Sunday Politics show, she claimed the government has failed to bring forward an … Continue reading

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More than 45,000 new homes needed in Northamptonshire

Plans for more than 45,000 homes in three separate areas of Northamptonshire are to go to public consultation. A report to the West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit states that 45,740 new homes will be needed in separate key areas by 2031. … Continue reading

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