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MAY 2014

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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A CLEAN SWEEP OF AWARDS AT CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW! - BY GRAHAM CHERRY

27/05/2014

We were absolutely delighted to be awarded a Gold Medal and Best Fresh Garden for our ‘Mind’s Eye Garden’ in partnership with RNIB at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week and then late on Friday we received the full sweep of awards when the garden won the BBC / RHS People’s Choice award in the Fresh Garden category! For everyone involved, the whole Chelsea experience has been fantastic.

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WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES IN INCREASING HOUSING OUTPUT? – PART 2, BY RICHARD CHERRY

27/05/2014

In the second part of this blog post I will look at the vital roles that the private rented sector, planning and land supply play in new housing supply and how they can be improved.

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WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES IN INCREASING HOUSING OUTPUT? - PART 1, BY RICHARD CHERRY

22/05/2014

I spoke recently at the Alan Cherry Debate about what house builders can do directly by themselves, and in partnership with the public sector, to improve the short and long-term supply of new homes.

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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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HOW WE CAN INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF HOMES IN LONDON - BY MICHAEL HILL

21/05/2014

The biggest single challenge facing London today is how to increase housing supply, particularly homes that are affordable to the majority of Londoners.

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ACTON GARDENS RECOGNISED AS BEST REGENERATION SCHEME

20/05/2014

Acton Gardens, the joint venture being undertaken by Countryside and L & Q has wowed the judges at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014. The development which has seen a dramatic transformation of the South Acton Estate into a new urban village, beat stiff competition to win the award for ‘Best Regeneration Project’.

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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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SHARE OUR PASSION FOR GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE AT CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW - BY DAVE FOUNTAIN

14/05/2014

Countryside is the proud sponsor of one of the Fresh Gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The RNIB/Countryside ‘Mind’s Eye Garden’ is a modern sensory garden, inspired by a joint scheme between Countryside and RNIB to redevelop the existing RNIB Community Living Service facilities at Redhill, Surrey. We are delighted to be partnering RNIB to provide them with a platform to promote this fantastic charity.

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