House prices surged by 5.5% year-on-year in October to reach a new high, with the East of England among the regions to see prices rise.Read the full story ›
Plans for up to 1,300 homes on the outskirts of Cambridge are about to go on show
The new urban quarter, on land north of the Newmarket Road, has been proposed by the Marshall group of companies.
As well as houses the plans include shops and a school.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says the expectations for house sales in the East of England have hit a two-year high.
36% more chartered surveyors in the East expect home sales will rise rather than fall in the coming three months. It's the most positive reading since May 2001.
RICS says there's increased confidence with interest from would-be buyers rising for three months in a row following the announcement of the government's Help to Buy Scheme.
Plans for 1500 new homes have been approved in South Cambridgeshire. Construction could start on the first phase of the Northstowe development as early as next year.
A housing shortage means 10,000 new homes might have to be built.
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Basildon Council is to receive almost £40m between 2013 and 2015 as part of the government's decent homes programme. The money was dependent on the Council’s performance and the availability of funding.
“I am delighted that this money was secured and that we can spend nearly£38m over the two years on improving our tenants' homes. This money will make a positive improvement to the quality of life forresidents, and improve many of our homes across the Borough."
In total the Council will receive £67m in decent homes funding. Almost £30mhas already been invested in the Council’s housing stock since 2011.The money will be spent on improving council homes including roofs,kitchens, bathrooms and windows.
Residents in Bedfordshire are being urged to give their views on plans for 28,000 new homes in the county.Read the full story ›
New 'affordable' homes have been built in Cambridgeshire in a partnership between Huntingdonshire District Council and the Metropolitan Housing Trust.
The Council has secured land and provided funding to deliver three new affordable homes.
They will be let through the ‘Home Link’ scheme to people who were on the council’s housing register and in housing need.