Definition of housing estate in English:

housing estate


  • A residential area in which the houses have all been planned and built at the same time.

    ‘a growing number of new housing estates’
    • ‘He is now thought to live on a council housing estate in London.’
    • ‘It could include the creation of a new housing estate or shopping centre in the area.’
    • ‘A murder inquiry was under way today after a teenager was stabbed to death on a Southampton housing estate.’
    • ‘Residents of a housing estate have welcomed plans for three major developments.’
    • ‘Families are at war over a short-cut walkway on a new housing estate.’
    • ‘People can also borrow money to buy a house from a housing estate that is part of the bank's project.’
    • ‘The operation saw 66 drug dealers and addicts banned from a housing estate in the area.’
    • ‘Residents fear traffic chaos if plans for a housing estate on the site of a demolished mill go ahead.’
    • ‘Officials promised residents of a housing estate next to the centre a good level of security at a public meeting before it opened.’
    • ‘This is the scene on a York housing estate where burnt-out and abandoned cars are making life a misery for residents.’


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