Vale of the White Horse rides high on housing boom

View of the Vale from the White Horse of Uffington
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The area is part of Oxfordshire’s growing tech hub, with 20,500 new homes due to be built in the Vale by 2031

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Anna Minton on Britain’s ‘broken’ planning system

Why speculators are benefiting from rising land values instead of local communities as was originally intended

An artist’s impression of the £175m Burlington Gate project in Cork Street
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London’s arty Mayfair in the frame for new homes

The eastern fringe of the upmarket area is known for its many galleries but is now drawing residential developers

James Ferguson illustration
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Property law: compulsory purchase rules

Seeking higher compensation if the local council wants to build on your land — and the rights of cohabitees

Interactive: the politics of British housing

Explore how geography and politics divide fortunes in Britain’s property market

James Ferguson illustration
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Property law: the rules on reluctant buyers

What to do if your buyer gets cold feet between exchange and completion — and how to deal with trespassing neighbours

Christmas decorations in Eastgate Street, Chester
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Treasured Chester: ancient city with new appeal

The Roman city is benefiting from Manchester’s growing economy, but has been attracting newcomers for 2,000 years

Wardour Street in Soho
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West End living: Soho and Covent Garden

A makeover of the area is helping to lure a new type of buyer to London’s West End

Zoopla sales rise ahead of rival’s launch

OnTheMarket expected to start in January

Yoga and beer at UK’s first community pub

Residents mobilise to block property developer and save their local

High spirits and hangovers after pub vote

Industry reels after MPs move to rein in big companies

Izabella Kaminska: a London-only interest rate?

The likely implications for the capital – and bordering regions – if it had the power to decide its own interest rate policy

Skyscraper naming etiquette, version 2.0

The row between Salesforce and the City portends further friction

In search of a raw deal in London’s old warehouses

Empty industrial spaces in the UK capital are being repackaged for those seeking a blank canvas

London: the ‘unplannable’ city

Peter Wynne Rees takes a boat trip on the Thames to point out the highs and lows of the capital’s changing skyline

International homebuyers give Surrey a harder edge

The ‘gin and Jag’ set makes way for a new type of buyer in the rolling chalk hills of the county

Brecon Beacons offers low-cost living within a national park

Home prices in the ‘green lung’ of industrial south Wales entice people looking for a lifestyle change

Cambridge enjoys housebuilding boom

Londoners relocating for work, lifestyle or schools, as well as a growing Asian client list, spur new housing developments

Maidstone: a commuter town with a difference

Despite being on the ‘wrong side’ of the capital, its popularity as an affordable base for commuters is rising

Facelift for London’s ‘Glamoursmith’

A series of regeneration projects is set to raise the profile – and appeal – of the once-derided district of Hammersmith