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20
January, 2020
11:58

Post-election bounce as optimism returns #ilkley #otley

Rightmove have just released the House Price Index figures this morning and gives a national picture of house prices and activity over the past few weeks.

  • 2.3% (+£6,785) surge in the price of property coming to market, the largest monthly rise we have ever recorded at this time of year
  • Increased optimism also releasing pent-up demand as would-be buyers judge the election result gives a window of stability
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04
November, 2019
10:33

#Ilkley Homeowners can now build larger extensions without planning permission.

The need for more homes has always been one of the biggest issues with regard to the Country’s housing crisis. One of the main reasons for families wanting to move home is the need for more accommodation as their families grow and so in 2013 and 2015, the planning permission rules were relaxed to try an alleviate this issue. Initially in 2013, Nick Clegg, as Deputy Prime Mister, brought in temporary planning rules to allow larger single...

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05
October, 2019
08:16

Only 25.5% of #Ilkley Households are Eco-friendly

Only 25.5% of #Ilkley Households are Eco-friendly Well as per the front picture I have gone for the Tesla 3, I've been driving by electric for only a month and I must say I'm living the electric dream. (link below to 1000 free supercharger miles) You'll not find me protesting down the street at the next environmental rally but I have joined the electric car revolution, I'm not going back either - let me just...

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23
July, 2019
08:00

Do We Have the Right Sort of #Ilkley Homes For the 21st Century

Would it surprise you to know that in some parts of Ilkley, predominantly prosperous areas with high proportions of mature residents, the housing crisis is not one of supply so much as dispersal of that supply? Theoretically, in Ilkley there are more than enough bedrooms for everyone - it’s just they are disproportionately spread among the population, with some better-off and more mature households living in large Ilkley homes with many spare...

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15
May, 2019
22:02

New Home Building in #Ilkley and #Bradford 2018 rises to 20.1% above the post Millennium average

Nationally, the number of new homes created in 2018 was 222,194, the highest since 1989. Yet since 2002, the average number of properties built in the UK has only been 146,700 per year. You would think, seeing all the new homes sites around, you could ask are we building too many houses, especially off the back of those impressive 2018 build figures? However, to keep up with the ever-growing population, lifestyles and people living longer,...

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