17 Aug

Houses for sale in the countryside 'could increase'

Houses for sale in the countryside 'could increase'

There could be more houses for sale in the countryside if the government's plans are accepted.

Last month, the Community Right to Build proposals were released, which outlined proposals to give communities more power to build homes and develop their areas without having to have planning permission first.

Steve Briggs, planner and partner at the Taunton office of property consultancy Smiths Gore, said the scheme would free local authorities from constraints to develop their communities.

If they are given this freedom, it is likely that this could lead to an increase in the number of houses for sale in the countryside over the next few years as more properties are developed in the area.

Mr Briggs added that it could also encourage more people to stay within their communities if there is an improved infrastructure there - a result that could also boost the property market in villages.

Last month, the National Housing Federation found that 70 per cent of people in the countryside supported plans to build more affordable homes there.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800028604-ADNFCR

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