Number of Neighbourhood Plans passes 200

Following the approval of 3 plans in Herefordshire earlier this month (August 2016), the total number of neighbourhood plans currently in place has now risen to 200. This is on top of almost 1,900 communities across England that are in the process of implementing their own plans.
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In case you missed it: Why are coach-loads of Chinese tourists visiting an Oxfordshire village?

Tourists have been taking pictures of gardens, houses and have been knocking on the locals’ doors to take ‘selfies’ with them. Some tourists have sat on benches in people’s gardens whilst eating their packed lunches.
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Mortgage Market Update

Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you an overview of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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A surveyor’s guide to home maintenance – Ground Level build-up

The walls of a property are the barrier which keeps the elements, and particularly water, from reaching the internal environment. In order to fulfil that function effectively, they need to be clear of soil and ground level build up.
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