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STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE WITH PAVEMENT ART AT EAST CITY POINT

10/01/2017

On Friday 16th December, Countryside and Keir Hardie Primary School unveiled a vibrant, new public arts display at Countryside’s East City Point scheme in Canning Town, E16.

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WORK STARTS ON £172M REGENERATION SCHEME IN SOUTH OXHEY

07/12/2016

Home builder Countryside, housing provider Home Group and Three Rivers District Council are pleased to announce the start of work on site for the redevelopment of South Oxhey, an 11 acre district centre near Watford, Hertfordshire.

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NEW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN MAIDSTONE GETS THE GO-AHEAD

16/08/2016

Maidstone Borough Council has granted Countryside planning permission, subject to the completion of a legal agreement, for the development of up to 800 new homes in Maidstone, Kent. The plans for the mixed use scheme, located to the south of Sutton Road, include up to 240 affordable homes, 60 extra care units, a new primary school, neighbourhood centre and almost 50 acres of public open space.

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NEW HOMES UNDERWAY IN HARLOW ESTATE REGENERATION

08/08/2016

Construction is now under way on the first phase of creating new homes at The Briars, Copshall Close and Aylets Field (BCA) estate in Harlow, Essex, the beginning of the transformation of three estates to improve the quality of housing and employment growth in the town.

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NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR JOINS COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIPS

27/07/2016

Andrew Cornelius has been appointed by Countryside as Finance Director of its Partnerships South business.

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COUNTRYSIDE’S ‘TOUR DE SITES’ CYCLE CHALLENGE GOES THE EXTRA MILE FOR CHARITY

07/07/2016

Countryside staff and guests recently donned their cycling gear and took to the roads to cycle 70 miles touring Countryside’s new and existing developments across Essex to raise money for the Essex Air Ambulance and Teenage Cancer Trust. Cycling in memory of colleague Paul Hickey, the annual ‘Countryside Tour de Sites’ has so far raised £7,335. Participation doubled from the previous year, with 96 cyclists taking up the challenge on 25th June.

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NEW MD JOINS COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIPS AS IT GEARS UP FOR EXPANSION

13/06/2016

Matthew Higgs has been appointed by Countryside as Managing Director of its Partnerships South business - to spearhead the expansion of delivering affordable, sustainable homes for those who live and work in London and the South-East.

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GREEN LIGHT FOR 308 NEW HOMES IN £600M SOUTH ACTON ESTATE REGENERATION

26/05/2016

The transformation of South Acton in West London received an extra boost last week when planning permission was granted for Phase 6 to create 308 new homes, extensive community facilities and public open space as part of the £600m Acton Gardens development.

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PLANS SUBMITTED FOR NEW AVENUE REGENERATION

17/05/2016

A planning application for over 400 new homes, to be built on Avenue Road in Southgate, N14, has been submitted to Enfield Council by Countryside. The proposals will replace the out-dated homes on the New Avenue Estate.

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TENDER FOR EXTERNAL AUDITORS

03/05/2016

Countryside Properties PLC today announces the commencement of a tender process for the appointment of an external auditor of the Countryside Group. The chosen firm will be appointed from the financial year commencing on 1 October 2016.

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COUNTRYSIDE AND HYDE SELECTED FOR £400M ROCHESTER RIVERSIDE REGENERATION

21/03/2016

Countryside and The Hyde Group have been selected by Medway Council and the Homes and Communities Agency to turn the regeneration plans for a new community at Rochester Riverside into reality. Around 1,300 new homes, of which 25 per cent will be affordable housing, will transform the 74 acre (30 hectare) site which adjoins Rochester’s historic town centre and the new railway station.

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COUNTRYSIDE AND NETWORK SELECTED TO REDEVELOP KEY HOUNSLOW SITE

01/03/2016

Countryside, together with Network Housing Group, has been selected by Hounslow Council to redevelop Hounslow Town Primary School, a key site in the regeneration of the town centre.

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900 NEW PRIVATE RENTED HOMES CONFIRMED ACROSS GREATER MANCHESTER AND LIVERPOOL

02/02/2016

Countryside is pleased to announce the signing of a second delivery agreement with existing partners Sigma Capital Group plc and Gatehouse Bank plc to develop approximately 900 further new homes for Private Rent across Greater Manchester and Liverpool, with the first project having recently started on site.

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COUNTRYSIDE AND L&Q CHOSEN BY GLA TO DEVELOP 3,000 HOMES AT BEAM PARK

25/01/2016

Countryside and L&Q are pleased to announce that they have been selected by the GLA to build up to 3,000 homes on the currently-derelict 29 hectare (71.7 acre) site at Beam Park in Dagenham, east London.

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REGENERATION OF SOUTH OXHEY ESTATE AGREED

18/01/2016

Three Rivers District Council and development partner Countryside Properties are pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement to redevelop central South Oxhey, an 11.76 acre estate near Watford, Hertfordshire. The proposals for the regeneration include 514 new homes, as well as retail and public spaces, transforming an area that is in need of modernisation and enhancing the quality of life for those who live there.

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NEW HOMES APPROVED FOR REGENERATION OF MARLOWE ROAD E17

09/12/2015

Plans to build more than 400 new homes at Marlowe Road E17 have been given the go ahead. Countryside is working with Waltham Forest Council to regenerate the Marlowe Road Estate, located to the east of Walthamstow town centre. The work will be carried out in five phases with construction expected to commence spring/summer 2016.

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FULL YEAR RESULTS STATEMENT

19/11/2015

Continued strong growth - well positioned for the future

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HIGH QUALITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS APPROVED FOR 600 HOMES

19/11/2015

Planning permission has been granted for the first phase of almost 600 new homes to be built through a new partnership between housing developer Countryside and Knowsley Council.

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PLANNING CONSENT FOR NEXT PHASE IN £600M REGENERATION OF ACTON GARDENS

03/11/2015

Progress on the award-winning Acton Gardens development in West London is steaming ahead, with planning consent now granted for Phase 7.1 and construction currently underway across another four phases of the £600m regeneration scheme, which is a joint venture between Countryside and L&Q.

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COUNTRYSIDE RANKED IN TOP TRACK 250 FOR PRIVATE MID-MARKET GROWTH COMPANIES

12/10/2015

Countryside has been ranked 44th in the annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table which ranks Britain's private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.

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COUNTRYSIDE AND NEWLON APPOINTED PREFERRED PARTNERS FOR BECONTREE HEATH REGENERATION

07/10/2015

Countryside and Newlon Housing Trust have been selected by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham as the preferred bidder for the regeneration of Becontree Heath.

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PLANS APPROVED FOR NEW RAYLEIGH NEIGHBOURHOOD

01/10/2015

Plans to build up to 500 new homes in Rayleigh, Essex have been given the go ahead. Rochford District Council has granted outline planning consent, subject to the signing of a legal agreement, for Countryside’s proposals to create a new neighbourhood to the west of Rayleigh that includes new homes as well as extensive community facilities, infrastructure and public spaces.

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PLANNING CONSENT GRANTED FOR NEARLY 1,000 HOMES IN ENFIELD

15/09/2015

Plans to build nearly 1,000 new homes at the former Alma Estate in Enfield have been given the go ahead. Enfield Council has approved Countryside’s proposals to regenerate the post-war housing estate by building 993 new homes along with shops, a gym, medical centre and community facilities. The project is the borough’s largest housing estate renewal scheme and it will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the Ponders End area.

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PLANNING CONSENT FOR FIRST UK HOUSING SCHEME TO INCLUDE COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS

08/09/2015

A pioneering residential scheme of 102 new homes in Redhill, Surrey which will integrate community housing for blind and partially sighted people with homes for private sale, has been granted planning consent, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement. The joint venture between developer Countryside and sight loss charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the first of its kind in the UK and is expected to set a new standard for supported living.

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GO AHEAD FOR FURTHER HOMES AT GREAT KNEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE

08/09/2015

Plans for new housing and retail facilities at Great Kneighton have been approved by Cambridge City Council. Consent has been given for the construction of 251 new homes, including 40% affordable housing. These will form part of the fast establishing Great Kneighton community which is being developed by Countryside to the south of Cambridge city centre. It will provide a total of 2,250 homes in total when complete.

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PLANNING PERMISSION SUBMITTED TO DELIVER NEW HOMES TO MARLOWE ROAD ESTATE

21/08/2015

Plans for the development of over 400 homes at the Marlowe Road Estate have been submitted for approval. Following a successful public consultation event, development partners Countryside and Waltham Forest Council have drawn up extensive proposals to redevelop the former industrial site, on the eastern edge of Walthamstow town centre, to create a mixed-use development including 436 homes, along with commercial and community space.

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NEW HOMES APPROVED FOR HARLOW ESTATE REGENERATION

14/08/2015

Plans to build 343 new homes in Harlow, Essex have been given the go ahead, redeveloping three former housing estates. Housebuilder Countryside and affordable housing provider Home Group have been given planning consent for the £67m scheme that also includes a new community centre.

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COUNTRYSIDE ANNOUNCES REBECCA WORTHINGTON AS CFO

31/07/2015

Countryside, a leading private housebuilder focused on London and the South-East, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Worthington as its new Chief Financial Officer, with effect from 1st August 2015. Rebecca will replace Wendy Colgrave, who is stepping down as CFO.

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COUNTRYSIDE’S ‘TOUR DE SITES’ CYCLE CHALLENGE RAISES CASH FOR CHARITY

29/06/2015

On Saturday 27th June, 39 Countryside staff and their guests donned their cycling gear and took to the roads to cycle 88km, touring Countryside’s new and existing developments across Essex to raise money for the Essex Air Ambulance and Teenage Cancer Trust.

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COUNTRYSIDE CHOSEN AS DEVELOPER PARTNER FOR THE SOUTH OXHEY INITIATIVE

21/05/2015

Three Rivers District Council has selected Countryside and Home Group, as the preferred bidder to work with them on the redevelopment of central South Oxhey, near Watford.

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HALF YEAR FINANCIAL RESULTS UP TO 31ST MARCH 2015

28/04/2015

Countryside delivers strong growth, well positioned for the full year. Countryside (the “Company”) announces its unaudited results for the six months ended 31st March 2015. The Company delivered strong financial performance across its business, and is firmly on track to deliver its strategic growth plan.

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COUNTRYSIDE APPOINTS RICHARD ADAM AS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHAIR OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

13/04/2015

Countryside is pleased to announce that Richard Adam has been appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective from 1 April 2015. Richard will become Chair of Countryside’s Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

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COUNTRYSIDE EXPANDS TO NEW OFFICES IN KENT

07/04/2015

Countryside has announced it has opened new offices in Sevenoaks, Kent for the southern regional team. The move comes as a result of a recent restructure of its New Homes and Communities division, which created three housebuilding regions - Central, East and South, as well as a Strategic Land operation.

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CELEBRATING LOCAL LIFE THROUGH THE HEART OF ESSEX AWARDS

26/03/2015

Countryside is delighted to sponsor the Heart of Essex awards, which celebrate inspiring community projects happening in our county.

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DEAL SIGNED WITH CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY FOR THE NORTH WEST CAMBRIDGE DEVELOPMENT

13/01/2015

The University of Cambridge has awarded contracts to two residential developers, Countryside and Hill, to build the market housing on the North West Cambridge Development. The combined investment will see the housebuilders delivering 400 homes in the first phase of the development.

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COUNTRYSIDE ANNOUNCES DAVID HOWELL AS NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN WITH IAN SUTCLIFFE CHANGING ROLE TO GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

12/01/2015

Countryside is pleased to announce two changes to further strengthen its Board of Directors and ensure the right leadership is in place to drive forward the Group’s exciting growth plan.

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COUNTRYSIDE NAMED PREFERRED BIDDER FOR £160M NEW AVENUE REGENERATION

08/01/2015

Enfield Council has named developer Countryside as its preferred partner in the £160m regeneration of New Avenue in Southgate, London N14 which will see more than 450 new homes built for the area.

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DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARD SCOOPED FOR CAMBRIDGE BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS

16/12/2014

Joint venture partners, Countryside and Liberty Property Trust have won the Deal of the Year – Industry Impact Award at the 2014 Estates Gazette Awards. In what is believed to be the largest ever single private sector forward-sale transaction outside central London.

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FULL YEAR FINANCIAL RESULTS TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2014

15/12/2014

Strong operating performance with record forward order book

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COUNTRYSIDE NAMED DEVELOPMENT PARTNER IN MARLOWE ROAD REGENERATION

11/12/2014

Countryside has been named the development partner to work with Waltham Forest Council on the extensive regeneration of Marlowe Road E17 which will bring over 400 new homes to the area. The project will see the transformation of the estate with the existing properties replaced with new homes.

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TWO NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS APPOINTED TO THE BOARD

29/09/2014

Countryside is pleased to announce that Baroness Sally Morgan and Amanda Burton are to be appointed as Non-Executive Directors of the Company with effect from 1 October 2014.

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NEW HR DIRECTOR APPOINTED

25/09/2014

Countryside has appointed Nick Worrall as HR Director. This is one of a number of recent senior appointments for the Brentwood-based developer to back the company’s strategy for growth across all areas of its business.

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NEW REGIONAL MD APPOINTED

11/09/2014

Countryside has appointed Iain McPherson as a new regional Managing Director to drive the expansion of the company’s housebuilding activities in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

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SECOND PHASE OF KINGSMERE GETS GO AHEAD

08/08/2014

Plans for up to 726 additional new homes at Kingsmere on the outskirts of Bicester have been approved.

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COUNTRYSIDE COMPLETES CHARITY 'TOUR DE SITES' CYCLE CHALLENGE

30/06/2014

On Saturday 28th June, 21 Countryside staff and their guests donned their branded cycling gear and took their bikes to the roads to cycle 92km, touring part of the Tour De France route and Countryside’s new and existing developments from Cambridge through to Essex.

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THE 'MIND'S EYE' GARDEN WINS THE BBC/RHS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD AT RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

27/05/2014

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the UK’s leading sight loss charity and leading residential property developer Countryside are delighted to have received the BBC/RHS People's Choice Award in the Fresh Garden category following their earlier accolades of Gold Medal and the award for Best Fresh Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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ALAN CHERRY PLACEMAKING AWARD GOES TO FORMER BARKING RIVERSIDE DIRECTOR

21/05/2014

The Alan Cherry Award for Placemaking 2014 has been awarded to Jonathan Speed, former Director of Barking Riverside. The award was presented last Friday at the annual housing debate by Brentwood based house builder Countryside, held to honour the late founder of the company Alan Cherry CBE DL.

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CAMBRIDGE PUPILS PLANT POPPY SEEDS TO COMMEMORATE WW1 CENTENARY

21/05/2014

On Tuesday 20 May, 44 pupils from Fawcett Primary School in Cambridge helped developers Countryside plant the first seeds of over 1.1million poppies, which will be spread over 5,000m2 in the new country park at Great Kneighton, to officially commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War.

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THE 'MIND'S EYE' GARDEN WINS GOLD MEDAL AND BEST FRESH GARDEN AT RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

20/05/2014

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the UK’s leading sight loss charity and leading residential property developer Countryside are celebrating a Gold Medal and the award for Best Fresh Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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'PLACE MAKING' AWARD KEY TO COUNTRYSIDE

14/04/2014

Affirming its role as a place maker, Countryside together with its partner Liberty Property Trust has received the ‘Place Making Award’ for the Cambridge Biomedical Campus at the Property Awards 2014.

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COUNTRYSIDE APPOINTS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

07/04/2014

Leading developer Countryside has appointed David Howell to its board as a Non-Executive Director. Howell joins at a time when the company is pursuing a rapid growth plan. Howell is a Former FTSE 250 plc Finance Director who has been a Non-Executive Director of Berkeley Group for the last ten years.

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CLIVEDEN VILLAGE IS REIGNING SILVER FOR BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT

04/02/2014

Countryside Properties is pleased to announce that Cliveden Village in Taplow, Buckinghamshire wowed the judges of the 2013 What House? Awards, winning a silver award in the ‘Best Retirement Development’ category. Competing against the great and good of the housebuilding industry, Cliveden Village beat stiff competition and was awarded the accolade on the 15th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

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OAKTREE ACQUIRES MILLGATE DEVELOPMENTS TO MERGE IT WITH COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES

04/02/2014

Funds managed and advised by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree) announce the acquisition of Millgate Developments Limited (Millgate), a leading premium house builder in the South East of England.

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LOCAL DEVELOPMENTS AWAIT DESIGN ACCOLADES

28/01/2014

The waiting is nearly over for eight local developments shortlisted for Rochdale Borough Design Awards. The winners of the fifth annual awards will be announced on Thursday 20 February during a ceremony at Rochdale Town Hall. They will be presented by Steve McIntyre, partner with architects Faulkner Browns and John Jones, Design Director at Countryside Properties.

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COUNTRYSIDE STRENGTHENS LAND PORTFOLIO DURING 2013

08/01/2014

Brentwood based Countryside’ New Homes & Communities’ Division has secured land capable of accommodating 5,040 new homes during 2013, substantially increasing the Group’s land holdings that now stand at 23,300 plots.

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