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housing development

Syllabification: hous·ing de·vel·op·ment
(British housing estate)

Definition of housing development in English:


A residential area in which the houses have all been planned and built at the same time.
Example sentences
  • Residents of a housing estate have welcomed plans for three major developments.
  • Residents fear traffic chaos if plans for a housing estate on the site of a demolished mill go ahead.
  • The operation saw 66 drug dealers and addicts banned from a housing estate in the area.

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