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Special scrutiny meeting to discuss street furniture policy

Monmouthshire County Council will hold a special meeting of its Strong Communities Select Committee at 10am on Monday 30th July in the council chamber at County Hall to discuss the authority’s proposed advertising boards and street furniture policy. The Strong Communities Select Committee has recognised the significant interest shared by local businesses, traders, disability groups and residents in recent weeks

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Newnham-on-Severn: a hidden treasure at the edge of the Forest of Dean

Newnham’s numerous listed buildings give evidence of its history as a prosperous port on the River Severn. The housing shows a great variety of styles, some of the buildings still show timber framing while other old buildings were re-fronted in the Georgian period. The High Street is divided down the middle by an open space containing lime trees and benches. Elsewhere

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Severn Heights

Situated just a stone’s throw away from Lydney town centre, Redrow’s Severn Heights development offers the best of both worlds for work and leisure, with convenient transport links and the ancient woodlands of the Forest of Dean nearby. Residents will find a wide variety of local amenities around Lydney High Street, and for leisure facilities, the town has its own

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Property for sale in Cartref – Archer & Co.

Detached four bedroom country cottage with gated driveway providing parking for several cars. Outstanding views over the Wye Valley & beyond. This unique and individual character cottage sits in an elevated position above the village of Llandogo which was once a port, renowned for building the trow’ a flat-bottomed river boat which until the 19th Century was used for trading

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Barn’s special magic

Sharon Chilcott visits a 400-year-old barn which weaves a spell with its careful detailing and ‘masterful’ master suite. This was the conversion that finally converted Janet Dennis to her husband’s way of thinking – never a fan of the idea of living in a renovated farmyard complex, she had tended to dismiss the idea of barns entirely. “This was the one

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The Top 10 Design Tips for converting an agricultural building into a stunning home, by award-winning Herefordshire architect Garry Thomas

Use the following advice to convert an agricultural building into a stunning grand design home of your own. Preserve the building’s original form and character Planning policy is all about preserving the heritage asset or its landscape character. Use original features like lean-tos and cat-slide roof additions for storage spaces, garages or even the energy centre to support your new

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Estate Agency Sales Negotiator Wanted for Powells

A superb new opportunity has arisen within our expanding agency sector for a dynamic, driven and experienced Sales Negotiator to progress a range of premium estate agency sales instructions of rural residential property. An exceptional candidate is sought which will have ideally existing estate agency experience and strong client/applicant interpersonal skills, along with the drive and passion to develop and

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Bristol & West Property Auction on 19th July

The next property auction by Auction House Bristol & West will be held at Ashton Gate Stadium, home of Bristol City FC and the Bristol Bears, on Thursday 19th July, with bidding starting at 7pm. Within the interesting mix of lots are apartments, houses, land, garages, and commercial premises with guide prices starting at just £50,000 – £60,000, offering some

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Five Easy Steps to a Greener Home

With rising energy prices and increasing concern for the environment, many of us are doing what we can to make our homes as eco-friendly as possible. From the smallest of changes to our behaviour at home, to overhauling the structure of our properties, there’s a huge variety of things we can do to reduce the size of our carbon footprint.