New Homes news (December 2011)

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Govt invests £420m to build new homes

Thousands of new build homes are to be erected across the country thanks to a £420 million government fund. The Get Britain Building Fund is designed to get builders back on housing sites that have been shut down due to difficulties in accessing development finance. Housing Minister Grant Shapps said today that the measures are designed to help build the homes Britain ...

23rd Dec 2011

Poor planning has left house building 'in crisis'

House building in Britain is currently "in crisis", according to one expert, who has said that this is partly as a result of the absence of an efficient planning system. Speaking at a Property Week webinar, Killian Hurley, chief executive at developer and builder Mount Anvil, said his experience of public consultation has shown that it is much easier to get an ...

12th Dec 2011

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FTBs 'have mixed prospects' in 2012

There are mixed prospects for the nation's first-time buyers (FTBs) in 2012, according to one specialist who has noted that some people will benefit greatly while others could suffer. Property market analyst Selwyn Lim said that that recent government measures will have a "positive impact" for many people buying new-build properties, but this could be hindered ...

7th Dec 2011

New homes scheme 'will have many benefits'

A new scheme intended to kick-start the private sector house-building market as well as the economy will have many benefits, including job creation, it has been claimed. Steve Turner, spokesman for the Home Builders Federation, noted that the £400 million Get Britain Building Fund will hopefully double the number of homes built every year and create tens of thousands ...

2nd Dec 2011