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Inside Housing
14/02/2003

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  • ‘Small-scale' Starter Home Initiative to be scrapped

    14/02/2003

    The Starter Home Initiative will not be renewed by the government, Inside Housing has learned.The scheme, set up to fulfil a manifesto commitment to house 10,000 key workers, has been widely criticised for exacerbating the housing crisis by failing to

  • ALMOs body christened

    14/02/2003

    The trade body representing arm's-length management organisations is to be known as the National Federation of ALMOs.The new organisation will be officially launched at a conference on 27 March. One of its first tasks will be to take junior housing mi

  • Association evictions soar

    19/02/2003

  • Campaigners admit stock transfer defeat

    14/02/2003

    Anti-stock transfer campaigners have admitted they have lost the argument with government over transfer – but insist that MPs and tenants are still behind them.Unison and Defend Council Housing attacked the Communities Plan, which promises to remove ‘

  • Communities plan millions confirmed

    14/02/2003

    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has confirmed that last week's Communities Plan announced nearly £200 million of extra money.It followed questions over exactly how much extra funding had been announced.A senior civil servant confirmed to I

  • Council to remain independent

    14/02/2003

    Chester-le-Street Council has stressed it will continue to make its own decisions on housing after welcoming the arrival of three independent advisers overseeing improvements to the authority's no-star service.Blyth Council chief executive Geoff Paul,

  • Councils sliding faster than they feared

    19/02/2003

  • Delays blamed for Boot grant withdrawal

    14/02/2003

    The possibility of a £400,000 grant to promote sustainability among the residents of a troubled Liverpool estate has been withdrawn by English Partnerships.The cash was to be used to finance an advice centre as part of the £170 million regeneration of

  • Developers threaten to leave city

    14/02/2003

    Developers have repeated their threat to abandon London unless mayor Ken Livingstone backs down on his affordable housing plans for the capital. London First's director of property and planning Judith Salomon said pressures on the private sector, incl

  • Extra funding to improve planning

    14/02/2003

    The areas expected to deliver extra affordable housing as part of the government's Communities Plan have received extra funding to improve their planning processes.Ashford and Milton Keynes were among the biggest winners in the first round allocation

  • Form eases rent administration worries

    14/02/2003

    The government has won approval for regulatory changes which should bring an end to housing associations' anxieties about the administration of annual rent rises.A new prescribed rent increase form was made available this week, allowing associations t

  • Judgment places emphasis on ongoing duty

    14/02/2003

    Westminster Council should have reviewed the situation of a homeless family who complained about their temporary housing, the High Court has ruled. In a judgment which underlines the responsibility of councils to retain an ongoing interest in the hous

  • More manpower needed to hit target

    14/02/2003

    Smaller local authorities earmarked to deliver the £500 million scheme for market renewal will need extra manpower, a conference has heard.Speaking at the Urban Regeneration Companies' annual conference in Sheffield, Brendan Nevin, the North Staffords

  • Outline planning permissions are safe

    14/02/2003

    Developers have welcomed indications from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister that the future of outline planning permissions is safe.The assurance follows discussions between the House Builders' Federation and the ODPM over proposals in the plann

  • Partnership to monitor supply and demand

    14/02/2003

    A Housing Corporation-endorsed partnership has been set up in Liverpool in a bid to map the state of the city's housing market.The Liverpool Asset Management Project will look into supply and demand for houses and the state of neighbourhoods in th

  • Plan ‘biased' against rural interest

    14/02/2003

    The Rural Housing Trust has accused the government of ignoring rural communities and focusing on large-scale developments in the wake of the Communities Plan.The plan promised 5,000 affordable homes in rural communities by 2006. But Rural Housing Trus

  • Prices rise both in high and low demand areas

    14/02/2003

    Areas associated with both high and low demand for housing recorded an increase in the average house price last year, Land Registry figures have shown.But the total volume of sales of properties valued at less than £100,000 showed significant reductio

  • Scots must broaden the options available to councils

    14/02/2003

    The Scottish Executive should follow the example of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and make partial stock transfer easier, the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland said this week.The call came after the Communities Plan changed the rule

  • Significant problems with overpayments

    14/02/2003

    Significant problems with all aspects of Dover Council's overpayments regime have been identified in an inspection of the authority's housing and council tax benefit administration.Although some aspects of the council's service are praised in the Bene

  • TPAs and South Kilburn NDC still at odds

    14/02/2003

    Crisis talks brokered by the Community Housing Task Force have failed to resolve a dispute between the Tenant Participation Advisory Service and the South Kilburn New Deal for Communities partnership. The dispute arose after South Kilburn NDC sacked T

  • Transport issues must be considered

    14/02/2003

    Chartered surveyors have warned that the plan to build extra homes in the south-east growth areas must be linked to improved transport infrastructure.Homes built in the growth areas must have good rail and bus links, the RICS Foundation warned. ‘I