Self-building your home: why do it?
Each year, an average of 13,000 people in the UK elect to build their own house and take on the challenge of creating the perfect home. But what are the benefits of taking this approach instead of choosing a ready-built,… Continue reading
New housing crucial to making Harborough a ‘forward-looking’ district
The new chairman of Harborough District Council, Cllr Mike Rook, noted that new housing and new businesses were essential in creating a ‘forward-looking’ district.
He spoke as he took up his new role. “We don’t live in a museum, we… Continue reading
Harborough makes top 10 ‘supertowns’ list in The Telegraph
Housebuilding on the up across the UK
The latest government figures have shown that completions of new homes across the UK have reached their highest level since 2008.
The figures, from the Department for Communities and Local Government, show that 40,300 homes were begun between January and… Continue reading
What are the benefits of investing in a conservatory?
The days are starting to get longer, and with this many people will be thinking about how they can spend more time in the sun. A conservatory is a significant investment, but you can reap the benefits for years to… Continue reading
Europe’s biggest eco-housing project to be created in Leicester
Around 13 acres of currently derelict land in Leicester will be developed in ‘Europe’s biggest eco-housing project’, says local charity, the Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council.
A former allotment site worth £1.5m was sold for £1 to the charity, who hope… Continue reading
WW Brown & Sons exhibit at Harborough Business Expo
WW Brown & Sons were proud to exhibit at the 2nd annual Harborough Business Expo earlier this week. Continue reading
Harborough Mail celebrates The Market Harborough and The Bowdens Charity’s achievements
It was a surprise when, flicking through the Harborough Mail this week, we spotted a photo of Mark Brown handing over the key to the Old Grammar School last October.
Leicestershire leads 7 year peak in new-build homes
Government figures have shown that more new-build homes were started across England in 2014 than in any other year since 2007.
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire were noted as areas that had experienced high levels of starts.
137,010 new homes were… Continue reading
Plans for 1,500 new homes in Harborough debated
Three major planning applications to create over 1,500 new homes in Harborough will be discussed at a planning meeting on Monday 2nd March.
The meeting of Harborough District Council’s planning committee will tackle the applications for development at Airfield… Continue reading