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Government injects £45m into 2,000 private rental homes

01/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The government has announced a loan of £45m from its new Home Building Fund will go towards more than 2,000 private rental homes in Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester.

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Profits rise 10 times faster than supply at major builders, report finds

16/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Profits grew 10 times faster than housing completions among the top five house builders between 2010 and 2015, a new report has found.

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Birmingham City Council signs £55m Chinese deal

07/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Birmingham City Council has signed a £55m deal with Hong Kong and Chinese investors to build new flats on a brownfield site in the city.

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A new order?

28/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Birmingham City Council is planning to use compulsory purchase orders to seize undeveloped land from developers. Sophie Barnes looks at whether others could follow.

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Developers question changes to planning condition rules

18/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Developers are not convinced measures to restrict pre-commencement planning conditions will speed up development, a committee of MPs heard today.

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Birmingham presses ahead with radical CPO policy

18/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Birmingham City Council will push ahead with its controversial policy of seizing undeveloped land from developers, despite a call-in by opposition councillors.

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Labour MPs criticise planning condition limit plan

11/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The government’s plan to limit the use of planning conditions developers must satisfy before starting construction on a site will not speed up housing development, Labour MPs said last night.

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Government reveals criteria for £3bn Home Building Fund

04/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The government has published details of eligibility criteria for its £3bn Home Building Fund.

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'Use it or lose it' CPO policy called in

04/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A ground-breaking council policy to seize undeveloped land from developers could be redrafted following concerns from opposition councillors.

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Ministers consider rent to buy shift for Starter Homes

29/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The government is considering changing its Starter Homes policy to include rent to buy homes similar to the London Living Rent product recently announced by the Greater London Authority.

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Developers warn against councils using CPOs for undeveloped land

27/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Home Builders Federation fears councils could seek to use compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to hinder development, following Birmingham’s groundbreaking move to seize undeveloped land from developers.

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Council approves CPO plan for undeveloped land

20/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Birmingham City Council plans to use compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to seize undeveloped land from developers in an innovative bid to free up sites for new housing.

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Most planning applications approved since recession

15/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Councils received and approved the highest number of planning applications since the recession in 2008, when applications dropped off sharply, according to the latest figures.

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Number of homes built in Scotland drops by 2%

13/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

There has been a 2% decrease in the number of new homes built in Scotland, according to the latest figures from the Scottish Government.

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Scottish housing bodies call for slice of £100m

11/08/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing bodies have urged the Scottish government to use part of a £100m infrastructure fund to boost housebuilding.

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Council seeks investment for older people housing

08/08/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Central Bedfordshire Council has published a funding prospectus to try and attract investment in housing for older people.

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Bids submitted to create 'garden villages'

05/08/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

At least 13 English councils have applied for government support to build a new settlement under the garden villages programme.

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Six in 10 councils without an adopted Local Plan

29/07/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Six in 10 English councils still do not have an up-to-date adopted Local Plan, just eight months before a key deadline.

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MPs launch inquiry into new sources of housing supply

26/07/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A group of MPs has launched an inquiry into ways of encouraging smaller builders to enter the housing development market.

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New DCLG ministers pledge to protect green belt

19/07/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

New ministers in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have pledged to protect the green belt from development.

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Builders: immigration rules must protect construction workers

01/07/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Construction workers from the European Union should not face barriers to working in the UK following the Leave vote, developer representatives have warned.

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Council sets up procurement process to attract small developers

27/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Birmingham City Council plans to set up a procurement process to encourage small builders to develop sites of less than 15 homes in the area.

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Fall in public house building, ONS finds

10/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The number of public homes built has fallen by 20.7%, compared to a 5.8% increase in private housebuilding.

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Khan's housing tsar wants 'strategic relationship' with associations

07/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

City Hall funding could be used to support housing associations’ wider long-term development goals rather than one-off payments for schemes, Sadiq Khan’s housing chief has said.

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Completions drop 3%

26/05/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The number of homes built in the first three months of this year decreased by 3% compared to the same period last year.

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Starter Homes to eat up affordable supply

19/05/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A third of councils to respond to an Inside Housing survey have revealed their entire affordable housing planning requirement could be swallowed up by Starter Homes.

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Councils warn of ruling impact

17/05/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Court of Appeal’s decision to back the exemption of small sites from affordable housing requirements will undermine attempts to meet housing need, councils have warned.

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NHF calls for overhaul of site registers

20/04/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The National Housing Federation has called on the government to overhaul proposed brownfield registers to include all suitable sites in order to speed up housebuilding.

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Developer drops appeal against High Court ruling

12/04/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A developer has dropped its appeal against a High Court ruling which found Winchester Council broke the law by not consulting on a controversial development.

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Lords criticise Starter Homes definition

19/02/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The government’s proposal to include Starter Homes within the definition of affordable housing “risks preventing the delivery of genuinely affordable housing”, a cross-party Lords select committee has said.

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CIH Housing 2015: highlights

12/06/2015

With the Conservatives’ shock election win and issues around tightening finances setting the tone, this year’s conference has a lot of ground to cover. We take a look at some of the key themes and highlights

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Accessible apprenticeships

10/03/2015 | By Maria Brett

Apprenticeships are a popular way for social landlords to boost employment opportunities – but how easy are they to access for disabled people? On national apprenticeship week, Maria Brett meets a young, deaf apprentice

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Housing zone developer pledges homes increase

04/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

The developer of the London housing zone with the lowest percentage of affordable housing has committed to increasing it as the scheme progresses.

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PfP and Balfour Beatty sign Olympic legacy deal

02/03/2015 | By Heather Spurr

One of Britain’s largest housing associations and a giant infrastructure company have signed a deal to build 1,500 homes at the Olympic Park.

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Affordable house building falls 14%

27/02/2015 | By Pete Apps

The number of affordable and social homes registered in the last three months fell 14% in the United Kingdom compared to the same period a year ago.

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'Affordable rent' in London hits £1,000 per month on new builds

26/02/2015 | By Pete Apps

The average ‘affordable rent’ in London rose to more than £1,000 per month in 2014 for new build two-bedroom homes, exclusive analysis has shown.

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Property giants report hikes in revenue

25/02/2015 | By Emily Twinch

Contracting giant Kier has reported an 11% rise in revenue in the six months to the end of last year from the year before, in its interim results released today.

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The story of the house built in a day

19/02/2015 | By Jess McCabe

Meet the landlord building houses in its own factory. Jess McCabe finds out that homes can be built in a day

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House builder reports revenue surge of 35%

18/02/2015 | By Emily Twinch

House builder and construction giant Galliford Try has reported a year-on-year group revenue surge of 35%.

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Pocket plots move into rental sector

09/02/2015 | By Pete Apps

A developer of low cost homes for sale has decided to enter the rental market, as soaring property prices push middle earners away from the housing ladder.

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Bovis Homes sees record home completions

15/01/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

A record number of homes have been delivered by Bovis Homes, according to a trading update issued today.

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Barratt reports 12.5% increase in completions

14/01/2015 | By Carl Brown

Britain’s largest housebuilder has reported a 12.5% increase in housing completions, boosted by ‘robust consumer demand’ for homes.

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Completions boost for housebuilder

12/01/2015 | By Carl Brown

Taylor Wimpey has today reported a 6% increase in home completions in 2014 boosted by ‘more balanced market conditions’.

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Taylor Wimpey says market has slowed but 'remains positive'

11/11/2014 | By Pete Apps

A house builder has predicted its operating margin will grow by 4% in a UK housing market which has ‘moderated but remains positive’.

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Market has 'returned to normal' after Help to Buy boost

10/11/2014 | By Pete Apps

The high demand for new homes generated by Help to Buy has faded and been replaced by a ‘more normal level of activity’, a major house builder has said.

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Affordable homes boost house builder's future sales

04/11/2014 | By Heather Spurr

A major UK house builder has seen a 12% surge in homes reserved for future sale, fuelled by an increase in affordable property purchases.

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House builder records 50% increase in profit

14/10/2014 | By Heather Spurr

A major UK house builder has recorded a 50% increase in profit and has sold 20% more homes compared to the year before.

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Galliford Try reports 28% surge in pretax profits

18/09/2014 | By Pete Apps

House builder Galliford Try has reported a 28% surge in pretax profits.

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Barratt doubles pretax profits

10/09/2014 | By Emily Twinch

Developer Barratt has reported its pretax profits more than doubled from last year, citing the government’s Help to Buy scheme as a significant boost to business.

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Landlord reports 22% surplus increase

10/09/2014 | By Carl Brown

A south-west housing association has reported a 22% increase in its surplus, driven by gains from open market and shared ownership sales.

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Redrow reports 80% rise in social house builds

02/09/2014 | By Carl Brown

Redrow has today reported an 80% increase in social housing completions and soaring profit and turnover.

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House builder's sales to housing associations up by 10%

19/08/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Persimmon has today announced total revenue up 33% in the first six months of 2014 and sales to housing association partners up by 10% on the same period last year.

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House builder reports surge in profit driven by south east house prices

18/08/2014 | By Carl Brown

Bovis Homes has today reported a surge in pre-tax profit and turnover driven by an increase in house prices in the south east of England.

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Lovell's order book grows to £735m

04/08/2014 | By Pete Apps

A builder of affordable housing has grown its order book to £735m.

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House builder sees average house price rise by 10%

30/07/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

The average selling price for Taylor Wimpey Homes has risen by 10% to £206,000, the house builder revealed in its half year results today.

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Drop in affordable completions by leading house builder

10/07/2014 | By Kate Youde

The number of annual affordable housing completions by Barratt Developments has dropped, despite overall completions reaching their highest level in six years.

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House builder Galliford Try expecting record profits

09/07/2014 | By Pete Apps

Galliford Try expects to announce record profits of close to £95m in its half year results, capping a week of positive trading updates from builders.

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House builder boosts completions by 28%

02/07/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Persimmon plc has increased the number of completions by 28 per cent to 6,408, results published today revealed.

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House builder reports boosted profits in half year results

18/06/2014 | By Pete Apps

Crest Nicholson has reported bumper half year results, on the back of a burgeoning property market boosted by the help to buy scheme.

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House builder completes 30% more homes than during 2007 peak

18/06/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Berkeley Group completed 3,742 new homes last year, 30 per cent more than at the peak of the market, its final results revealed today.

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