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Plan to turn Plymouth pub into houses and flats

A Plymouth pub could be turned into four houses and flats as plans for the scheme have been submitted to the city council.
The old Haddington Public House on Benbow Street in Devonport has been sitting empty for a number of years.
The developer, Du Blanc Estates Ltd, has submitted an application which could see the end of road pub transformed into four dwellings.
Source: Plymouthherald Website

Traditional homes more sustainable houses
North America, rather than those they grew up with, traditional homes can be more sustainable, says an Indian-origin engineer.
Industrial building materials are often scarce and expensive and alternative, locally sourced, sustainable materials are often a better choice, said Khanjan Mehta, assistant professor of engineering design at the Pennsylvania State University.
Source: Realty.economictimes.indiatimes Website

Residents Take to Streets Opposing Demolition of Houses
A tense situation prevailed at Ramavarappadu Ring Road area on the city outskirts on Sunday morning as with people living on the bunds of 0rook to oppose dismantling of their houses.
A large contingent of revenue and police officials arrived at Ramavarappadu early on Sunday to remove the huts and other structures from Ryves Canal bund area. Strongly opposing the move, hundreds of locals rushed out of their houses and stopped the officials. Protesters said there was no prior notice about the demolitions.
Source: Newindianexpress Website

‘Welborne delays will lead to more houses,’ says campaigners
CONCERNS have been raised that delays in building a new 6,000-home town could lead to other housing developments being approved.
People living in Fareham say a setback to Welborne could be the catalyst to houses being built on green fields at Cranleigh Road, in Portchester, and Newlands in Stubbington.
Source: Portsmouth Website

Treat houses as assets rather than homes and this is what happens
How was your day yesterday? You probably got a bit bored at work – Thursdays generally do that to people. And it was a bit cold out in the morning, so maybe that annoyed you too. Still, the stats suggest that, yesterday, something like 170 people in England and Wales were forcibly evicted from their rented homes by bailiffs. So mustn’t grumble, eh?
This delightful fact comes from the Ministry of Justice, which has been keeping tabs on such things for 15 years now. The figures show that, in 2015, the number of households evicted by county court-appointed bailiffs hit 42,728 (most households, of course, contain more than one person).

Source: Theguardian Website