Latest official figures on housing starts in England show that construction began on six per cent more dwellings during the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first three months of the year.
The price of farmland across the UK has more than trebled in less than a decade, according to new figures.
Almost 400,000 homes in England have been given planning permission but have yet to be built, research for local councils suggests.
The government is to consider curbing the building of so-called "rabbit hutch" homes - where living space is highly restricted - in England.
The CLA today said Government planning proposals to simplify the process of transforming agricultural buildings into homes is a much-needed boost for rural economy. Farmers could soon be able to convert barns for residential use without specific planning permission in a move put forward by the Department for Communities and Local Government. After calling on the Government to reform the planning rules on barn conversions for over a decade, the Association said it welcomed the proposals wh...
The number of homes repossessed from struggling owners in the UK fell in the second quarter of the year, lenders say.
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