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.
The cost of buying a house in the South West has outstripped average earnings by nearly three times in a decade.Read the full story ›
Protests are being held in Taunton tonight against revised proposals to build hundreds of homes of the edge of the town. Two years ago residents fought a successful campaign against previous plans to develop the site known as the Vivary Wedge.
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.
Controversial plans to build thousands of homes at East Coker have been given the go ahead. South Somerset council held a full council meeting earlier today to discuss the proposals and have now reached their verdict.
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.
Fifty members of the public are speaking at today's full council meeting in Yeovil. Many are upset that 2,500 homes might be allowed close to the historic village of East Coker. The Lib Dem led authority is considering plans to allow 16,751 homes in the district over the next 20 years.
Protesters have turned out in force to fight plans to build homes on the outskirts of Yeovil and parts of the village of East Coker. Residents came armed with banners to illustrate their opposition to South Somerset District Council's plans to build thousands of new homes.
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.
As Bath and North East Somerset Council discusses plans for 11 hundred homes on Ministry of Defence sites in Bath, Robert Murphy asks if this would help solve the city's housing crisis.