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.
Profits grew 10 times faster than housing completions among the top five house builders between 2010 and 2015, a new report has found.
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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Developers are not convinced measures to restrict pre-commencement planning conditions will speed up development, a committee of MPs heard today.
Birmingham City Council will push ahead with its controversial policy of seizing undeveloped land from developers, despite a call-in by opposition councillors.
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.
The government has published details of eligibility criteria for its £3bn Home Building Fund.
A ground-breaking council policy to seize undeveloped land from developers could be redrafted following concerns from opposition councillors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There has been a 2% decrease in the number of new homes built in Scotland, according to the latest figures from the Scottish Government.
Housing bodies have urged the Scottish government to use part of a £100m infrastructure fund to boost housebuilding.
Central Bedfordshire Council has published a funding prospectus to try and attract investment in housing for older people.
At least 13 English councils have applied for government support to build a new settlement under the garden villages programme.
Six in 10 English councils still do not have an up-to-date adopted Local Plan, just eight months before a key deadline.
A group of MPs has launched an inquiry into ways of encouraging smaller builders to enter the housing development market.
New ministers in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have pledged to protect the green belt from development.
Construction workers from the European Union should not face barriers to working in the UK following the Leave vote, developer representatives have warned.
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.
The number of public homes built has fallen by 20.7%, compared to a 5.8% increase in private housebuilding.
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.
The number of homes built in the first three months of this year decreased by 3% compared to the same period last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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The developer of the London housing zone with the lowest percentage of affordable housing has committed to increasing it as the scheme progresses.
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.
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.
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.
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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House builder and construction giant Galliford Try has reported a year-on-year group revenue surge of 35%.
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.
A record number of homes have been delivered by Bovis Homes, according to a trading update issued today.
Britain’s largest housebuilder has reported a 12.5% increase in housing completions, boosted by ‘robust consumer demand’ for homes.
Taylor Wimpey has today reported a 6% increase in home completions in 2014 boosted by ‘more balanced market conditions’.
A house builder has predicted its operating margin will grow by 4% in a UK housing market which has ‘moderated but remains positive’.
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.
A major UK house builder has seen a 12% surge in homes reserved for future sale, fuelled by an increase in affordable property purchases.
A major UK house builder has recorded a 50% increase in profit and has sold 20% more homes compared to the year before.
House builder Galliford Try has reported a 28% surge in pretax profits.
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.
A south-west housing association has reported a 22% increase in its surplus, driven by gains from open market and shared ownership sales.
Redrow has today reported an 80% increase in social housing completions and soaring profit and turnover.
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.
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.
A builder of affordable housing has grown its order book to £735m.
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.
The number of annual affordable housing completions by Barratt Developments has dropped, despite overall completions reaching their highest level in six years.
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.
Persimmon plc has increased the number of completions by 28 per cent to 6,408, results published today revealed.
Crest Nicholson has reported bumper half year results, on the back of a burgeoning property market boosted by the help to buy scheme.
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.