housing estate

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housing estate

(Social Welfare) a planned area of housing, often with its own shops and other amenities


(dɪˈvɛl əp mənt)

1. the act of developing.
2. a significant consequence or event.
3. a developed state or form; maturity.
4. the section of a musical composition in which themes or motifs are developed.
5. a large group of dwellings, often of similar design and constructed as a community, esp. by a real-estate developer.
6. the raising of funds, expansion of activities or opportunities, etc., esp. for an organization or foundation.
[1745–55; < French]
de•vel`op•men′tal, adj.
de•vel`op•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housing estate - a residential area where the houses were all planned and built at the same time
development - a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments"
residential area, residential district, community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Housing estate caretakers will take away large items of rubbish such as old furniture and non-recyclable garden waste but not white goods such as fridges and washing machines.
Molly Conway, leader of the residents' board on Barry's Gibbonsdown housing estate, welcomed the initiative, saying: "I'm sure this will be generally welcomed by tenants.
Indeed, the 1985-86 Transport Plan for Merseyside, authorisation was given to Town Meadow (Arrowe Park) station (Wirral Line) with the construction of a large housing estate.
She said: "It is despicable and the huntsman should have called off the hounds as soon as they got into the housing estate.
It will replace Littlewoods' ageing Crosby premises, which will be demolished and replaced with a new housing estate.
Sweep, who normally resides in the garden of Simon Hart's home in Southcross Road on Port Talbot's Sandfields housing estate, decided to wander off last week.
A 1960s housing estate in Solihull is to be preserved for future generations if the majority of residents are in favour of the move.
But the flat also looks on to Dumbiedykes housing estate - one of the city's biggest eyesores.
The 25% increase in population by covering farmland in a semi-autonomous housing estate may cause drainage/sewage overload, traffic problems, possible power/water/ gas supply problems.
Official inspectors are visiting the sites and drawing up a detailed map of every housing estate granted planning permission in the past five years.
PLANS to build an exclusive housing estate around a "fantasy" castle have been criticised by one of the UK's top conservationists.
Proposals to install a phone mast on a housing estate has met with an angry reaction from residents.

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