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JUNE 2015

Corporate blog

SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY - BY RICHARD CHERRY

30/06/2015

In recognition of Countryside’s Partnership month, which has been a popular topic across our social media networks this month, I was delighted to be asked to highlight some of Countryside’s recent successful partnerships.

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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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EXTENDING RIGHT TO BUY TO THE HOUSING ASSOCIATION SECTOR - AN UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCE? - BY MICHAEL HILL

16/06/2015

Much of the recent debate about the Government’s proposal to extend the Right to Buy to Housing Association tenants has revolved around the potentially adverse impact on Housing Associations’ ability to raise private finance, a very serious issue given that they are now almost totally dependent on private finance as opposed to public grants.

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FAMILY OF DEER MAKE A WELCOME RETURN TO BEAULIEU - BY RICHARD CHERRY

05/06/2015

This week we reached a significant milestone on our highly-anticipated Beaulieu development, with the vision of my father and founder of the company, Alan Cherry, coming to fruition. Countryside and our joint-venture partners L&Q were delighted to host Chelmsford’s Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Leader of the Council, local councillors and planning principals to Beaulieu, showing them the fantastic progress we have made, and sharing our vision for the development.

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WHAT CONTRIBUTION CAN THE PRIVATE SECTOR MAKE TO DELIVERING THE NEW HOMES LONDON NEEDS? - BY MICHAEL HILL

02/06/2015

In my last blog (on 13.05.15) I suggested that a much greater percentage of London’s future housing supply would need to come from the redevelopment of public sector assets as opposed to the one-off development of brownfield sites. I also said that in the interests of fairness I would consider whether the private sector was doing its 'fair share.’

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