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APRIL 2016

New Homes blog

FIVE ROOM BY ROOM TOP TIPS FOR A GREENER HOME - BY GUY LAMBERT

27/04/2016

From February 1st to April 30th 2016, the nation has been encouraged to go green for a week. National Green Week is an annual event that invites people to take part in sustainability focused activities to reduce their carbon footprint.

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BRING THE OUTSIDE IN THIS SUMMER AT THE LANES

27/04/2016

Gardening has often been described as the doctor’s ‘remedy’ for health and happiness, and with the warmer weather just around the corner, why not bring the outside in this summer? Embrace the outdoors through your own private garden or enjoy the comforts of it from a luxury garden room, available in a selection of homes at Wickhurst Green, such as The Lanes by Countryside.

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ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR FIRST PHASE AT ST LUKE’S PARK

26/04/2016

Award-winning developer Countryside, in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), has launched its exciting new development at St Luke’s Park, in Runwell, Essex. The development at the former Runwell Hospital opened its marketing suite in April to potential purchasers who have been able to secure three, four and five bedroom homes off-plan in its first phase.

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EAST CITY POINT KEEPS COMMUTERS CONNECTED

25/04/2016

Residents of Countryside’s East City Point development will benefit from the recently confirmed and much anticipated Night Tube which promises to give the capital a 24-hour underground service. For social homebuyers and hard-working commuters interested in accessing the City of London and the West End’s 24-hour lifestyle, the Jubilee Line, with its fast journey times, Canning Town Station is a short walk from this dynamic development.

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SPRING FEVER TAKES HOLD OF RAINHILL HOUSE HUNTERS

25/04/2016

Rainhill families are snapping up new homes for spring, with 20% of all sales at Countryside’s Stephenson Grove development taking place in the last two months. Prices start at £192,500.

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WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN HELP TO BUY FOR LESS AT ACTON GARDENS

21/04/2016

For TV Producer Gemma Davies (29), buying a property in Fulham where she currently rents with friends could have meant more than doubling her monthly outgoings to purchase a smaller property in the same area.

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NO MORE SHARING FOR LONDON PARAMEDIC WITH HELP TO BUY

20/04/2016

London paramedic, Malcolm Ritchie, is excited to be moving into his first home thanks to the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. The Help to Buy scheme has already helped 130,000 people get onto the property ladder since it launched in October 2013, and for Malcolm it was a dream come true after years of saving.

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Corporate blog

ARE LOCAL AUTHORITIES FACING A PERFECT STORM OR JUST SOME ROUGH WEATHER? - BY MICHAEL HILL

19/04/2016

Local authorities have now been under severe financial pressure for several years as a result of a continuing reduction in the level of central government grant support.

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New Homes blog

SEVEN SAVVY, SPACE SAVING GARDENING TIPS - BY MATT REYNOLDS

14/04/2016

If you have a small garden, patio space or even just a balcony, it shouldn’t mean that you have to compromise on beauty! Whether its vegetables, flowers or herbs you wish to grow in your garden, these top space and money saving tips will definitely help you on your way to having an impressive display by the time that summer comes around.

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NEW FAMILY HOMES AT LITTLE HOLLOWS IN PERFECT CATHEDRAL CITY LOCATION

13/04/2016

Cathedral cities are growing increasingly popular, and not just for their attractive architecture according to Knight Frank *. Offering some of the best schools, excellent transport links and high-end amenities, many buyers are attracted to their broad and enduring appeal.

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NEXT PHASE OF NEW HOMES AVAILABLE AT AWARD-WINNING HORSTED PARK

13/04/2016

A new collection of homes is set to launch at multi-award winning development Horsted Park in Chatham. Highly anticipated, the second and final phase is released to the market this month (26th March 2016) and includes a mix of spacious family houses and stylish apartments.

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Corporate blog

THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING HABITAT ‘HAVENS’ FOR WILDLIFE - BY ANDREW CARRINGTON

12/04/2016

Natural England, a government body in charge of protecting wildlife, is drafting proposals on how developers such as Countryside deal with protected species on and near their developments.

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BEAULIEU COMMUNITY TRUST BREAKS GROUND FOR COMMUNITY CENTRE

11/04/2016

This week, the Beaulieu Community Trust, hosted a formal ground-breaking service, to mark the start of construction of the brand new Community Centre at the heart of the Beaulieu Square Neighbourhood Centre development in Chelmsford.

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FIVE IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER AS A FIRST TIME BUYER – BY ANDREW LOVEDAY

07/04/2016

Buying a new home is an exciting moment in anyone’s life, especially for the first time. There are many things that need to be considered and below we have put together the top five things to consider.

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COUNTRYSIDE’S SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2015: PLACE MAKING & GROWTH - BY ANDREW DAY

05/04/2016

Countryside’s commitment to place making and sustainable development is very important to us as we strive to create ‘Places People Love’. Whether we are regenerating existing neighbourhoods or creating new homes and communities, we develop places that are socially inclusive and have lower environmental impacts.

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