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Cotswolds is hardest place to buy first home

New figures have revealed the growing gap between what we're earning and how much it costs to buy a house in the West. According to the latest research, it's getting more and more difficult for people to get on the property ladder.

The hardest place to buy your first home is in the Cotswolds. Prices there have risen by eighty three per cent in the last 10 years, while wages rose by just five per cent.

The report from the National Housing Federation calls for a major building programme to improve the situation.


Consultation on plans to redevelop MOD sites

People in Bath can find out more about plans to redevelop the city's MOD sites later today.

Draft proposals to turn the sites at Ensleigh, Foxhill and Warminster Road into thousands of new homes were approved earlier this month.

Tonight a special consultation exercise is taking place at St Andrews church hall in Foxhill. More events will be held in May.

Residents: 'There has to be a limit to growth'

Residents are unhappy at plans to build thousands of homes in and around Yeovil. Residents opposed to the plans filled a council meeting today to try and get the proposals scrapped.

David Cloke, who lives in East Coker, say there is little support for the plans that could see homes built in the historic village.

Discussions by South Somerset District Council could go into tomorrow before a decision is reached.


Protesters fight housing plans

Up to 150 protesters are at South Somerset District Council's full council meeting in Yeovil fighting plans to allocate hundreds of acres for 2,500 homes on the edge of the town. The housing plans also include parts of the village of East Coker, immortalised by poet T.S Eliot.

His ashes are interred in the village church. The protesters say the scale of development is unnecessary and will ruin a beautiful landscape.

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