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Islington sets aside £40m for council housing

13/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Islington Council has published its 2017/18 budget, which includes £40m for the building of new council housing in the borough.

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£200m Nightingale Estate regeneration approved

12/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Plans for 400 new homes in Clapton, London, have been approved by councillors at Hackney Council.


Over two-thirds of builders report materials price rise

09/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Seventy per cent of UK house builders have reported a rise in materials prices due to the depreciation of the pound following the Brexit vote, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). 

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Completions up 4% for Persimmon

05/01/2017 | By Luke Barratt

Completions were up 4% for one of the UK’s largest house builders last year, a percentage increase half the size of the previous year’s.


Delay urged for council's £2bn development vehicle

05/01/2017 | By Luke Barratt

A London borough’s plan to establish a £2bn development vehicle to carry out one of the largest regeneration programmes in the UK is at risk of being put on hold.


Garden villages named by government

03/01/2017 | By Luke Barratt

The government has announced the locations for 14 new garden villages across England.

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Southwark bid for Aylesbury judicial review rejected

22/12/2016 | By Luke Barratt

A south London council’s bid for judicial review of the governments decision to block its attempt to remove leaseholders from an estate has been rejected.

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Cressingham Gardens regeneration approved in High Court

21/12/2016 | By Luke Barratt

Lambeth Council’s controversial proposals to redevelop an estate near Brixton in south London were lawful, a High Court judge has ruled.


Barwell hails Chinese modular deal

19/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

The historic deal between a Chinese state-owned firm and a housing association to create six housebuilding factories in the UK has been hailed by the housing minister.

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Chinese firm and association strike £2.75bn factory deal

19/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

A giant Chinese construction firm has struck a historic £2.75bn joint venture with a social landlord to open six housebuilding factories in the UK, capable of producing 25,000 homes a year.

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Clarion appoints Keepmoat at £50m Maida Vale scheme

16/12/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

Clarion Housing Group has appointed Keepmoat to construct its £50m mixed-tenure development of 195 homes in London’s Maida Vale.

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Sadiq Khan publishes 'estates regeneration' guidelines

13/12/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

City Hall has today begun consulting on new guidelines for estates regeneration projects, which will inform planning policy and determine eligibility for grant funding.

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Indian real estate giant seeks UK joint ventures

13/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

An Indian real estate giant is seeking joint ventures as it plots a move into the UK market.

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Hyde and Brighton launch £106m joint venture

12/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

A housing association and a city council have agreed a joint venture to build 1,000 homes linked to National Living Wage levels.

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Cautious welcome for government estates scheme

08/12/2016 | By Simon Brandon

Housing professionals have broadly welcomed a new government blueprint for overhauling run-down estates across England, coupled with a £32m funding boost.


£32m boost for estate regeneration

08/12/2016 | By Simon Brandon

The government is to inject an extra £32m into its flagship estate regeneration programme, ministers announced today.

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Hill and Hyde launch £150m joint venture

05/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

Hyde Housing Group and house builder Hill have launched their first joint venture, for 287 homes in Brent.


LSE: emergency housing package for young needed

01/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

An emergency package to house young working Londoners is urgently needed in the capital, according to a report from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


L&Q in £70m PRS deal

28/11/2016 | By Pete Apps

L&Q has continued its push into private rented sector development with a deal in excess of £70m to build a 178-home residential development in west London.

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A town transformed Video

24/11/2016 | By Gavriel Hollander

Following the closure of Consett’s steelworks, a housing-led regeneration changed the face of the town. Gavriel Hollander finds out if the model can be replicated

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Leeds 'requires major housing boost' to avoid shortfall

22/11/2016 | By Pete Apps

The Leeds City Region needs a major boost in its housing supply if it is to continue its economic growth, with a 30,000 home shortfall anticipated by 2021.

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Northern 'housing boards' should take control of investment

16/11/2016 | By Pete Apps

Northern areas should establish ‘housing boards’ which take control of public funding for housing supply in their areas, a commission investigating the housing crisis in the North has said.


Estates Regeneration Strategy to include 'centre for best practice'

15/11/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

The government’s forthcoming Estates Regeneration Strategy is likely to recommend the establishment of a centralised group of experts to assist with regeneration schemes.


Northern regeneration schemes 'unviable' under government plans

10/11/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

Estate regeneration schemes in the North of England could be rendered unviable under the government’s £140m Estate Regeneration Programme, according to research published today.

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Construction begins on Europe's largest residential modular tower

08/11/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

Work has begun on Europe’s largest modular residential tower, which will be built entirely from units constructed in a factory in Bedford.


WMCA plans £1bn Housing Investment Fund

08/11/2016 | By Pete Apps

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is planning to roll together its borrowing powers with private funding to offer a £1bn Housing Investment Fund.


Creating communities

03/11/2016 | By Ian Burnett

Regeneration should be about leaving a lasting legacy for communities, says Ian Burnett, chief executive, United Living


Successful regeneration

03/11/2016 | Updated: 03/11/2016

Resident engagement is a vital part of regenerating estates, says Housing Forum chair Andy von Bradsky


Renew and refresh

03/11/2016 | Updated: 03/11/2016

Two landlords share their experiences of recent regeneration projects

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Campaigners raise funds for High Court fight

26/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Campaigners against an attempt to evict leaseholders from an estate are raising money to fight Southwark Council in the High Court.


Peabody granted permission for 1,500 Thamesmead homes

26/10/2016 | By Carl Brown

Peabody has been given permission to build nearly 1,500 new homes under the mammoth 20,000-home Thamesmead regeneration project.


Government review warns of 'inexorable decline' in construction

17/10/2016 | By Pete Apps

The British construction industry faces “inexorable decline” unless radical action is taken to modernise it, a government review has found.

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Southwark pushes ahead with CPO High Court challenge

11/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Southwark Council will press ahead with a High Court challenge to the government’s blocking of its plan to compulsorily purchase homes on the Aylesbury Estate.

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Lewisham Council seeks partner for JV scheme

11/10/2016 | By Pete Apps

A south London borough is seeking a build-to-rent development partner for a 250-home scheme which will use a new ‘living rent’ model.  


G15: Starter Homes flexibility needed for regeneration

07/10/2016 | By Pete Apps

An influential group of large London housing associations has warned flexibility is needed on the government’s Starter Homes policy to drive estate regeneration in London.

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The regeneration game

07/10/2016 | By Pete Apps

In the febrile world of London housing politics, regeneration has become a dirty word. Labour mayor Sadiq Khan is now set to publish a ‘best practice guide’ on the topic. Pete Apps finds out more

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DLR extension to provide 11,500-home Thamesmead boost

04/10/2016 | By Pete Apps

A major cross-river extension of an east London railway line has been announced, opening the door for 11,500 homes to be built in a huge regeneration project.

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Redfern: generational inequality drives falling ownership

28/09/2016 | By Pete Apps

Generational inequality rather than a lack of supply has been the primary driver of declining homeownership over the last 10 years, according to a review commissioned by the Labour Party.

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Official housebuilding stats '30,000 short'

19/09/2016 | By Pete Apps

The government’s official housebuilding statistics exclude a fifth of all new build completions, according to a report by the Home Builders Federation (HBF).

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Javid rejects Aylesbury CPO bid on human rights grounds

16/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The secretary of state has rejected a London council’s bid to move residents out of an estate earmarked for demolition because it would breach their human rights.

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Khan confirms affordable tariff plan


 Sadiq Khan has confirmed City Hall is planning a tariff system for affordable housing, but has not confirmed the percentage.

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Social housing rap Video

23/08/2016 | By Tom Wall

A group of young Londoners have produced a music video about the threatened demolition of a Brixton housing estate. Tom Wall spoke to community activist Potent Whisper and one of the rappers, Paradox, about the video and the campaign to save Cressingham Gardens


Top 60: Innovative development of the year Video


Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next few weeks. Here, we introduce you to the most innovative developments

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Burnham pledges to use £300m pot for sub-market rent

16/08/2016 | By Pete Apps

Andy Burnham has pledged to renegotiate the terms of Greater Manchester’s devolved £300m housing pot to invest cash in building affordable homes for rent.

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Keepmoat to move into offsite construction

15/08/2016 | By Pete Apps

Keepmoat will move into offsite construction this year as it continues to strengthen the housebuilding arm of its business.


No choice

05/08/2016 | By Matthew Bennett

Lambeth has no choice but to redevelop Cressingham Gardens, says Matthew Bennett


Top joint venture developments Video


Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next few weeks. Here, we introduce you to the best of the best joint ventures

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This estate's 10 year wait for regeneration Video

02/08/2016 | By Reni Eddo-Lodge

The Lower Milehouse Estate has been a wasteland for a decade, after the last Labour government’s Pathfinders regeneration programme ground to a halt. Reni Eddo-Lodge revisits the area to find out about how plans for rebuilding are being resuscitated

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Winning hearts and minds


How can social landlords get residents on board with regeneration projects? Inside Housing reports


Top 60: Build to rent development of the year Video


Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year.  This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next 10 weeks. First we introduce you to the best of the best in the build to rent sector

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Shortlist for £2bn regen scheme announced

06/07/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A joint bid by two housing associations and a contractor has made the final shortlist for a massive £2bn regeneration programme in north London.

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Mr Manchester Video

06/07/2016 | By Alex Turner

Manchester Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein has played a key role in the city’s ongoing devolution. Alex Turner meets the North West’s foremost power broker to discuss the future of the region’s housing

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Meet the Top 50 Biggest Builders Video

01/07/2016 | By Jess McCabe

Going up or doing down - how many homes will the UK build? Jess McCabe takes a look into the future with the Top 50 Biggest Builders in the sector

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Cloud hanging over development plans

01/07/2016 | By Jess McCabe

Development teams are reassessing ambitious plans to build more than 175,000 homes over the next five years, as Brexit threatens to unleash turmoil in the housing market.


Calm after the storm

01/07/2016 | By Jess McCabe

Despite all the uncertainty of the last week, when the dust settles on the referendum the UK will still have a housing crisis - and it will still have a huge demand for homes.

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Government regeneration fund 'dismissed' by builder

30/06/2016 | By Corin Williams

A major affordable homes builder said it has “dismissed” the government’s £140m regeneration fund and is pursuing private funding instead, during a session at Housing 2016.

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Direct commissioning pilots to create model for councils

28/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) hopes to use its direct commissioning pilots to set up a housebuilding model that can be replicated by local authorities and other public sector organisations.

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The Regeneration Game Video

28/06/2016 | By Padraig Reidy

Are regenerated estates always an improvement on what went before? Padraig Reidy finds out

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Mayor to probe corporation over affordable housing concerns

23/06/2016 | By Heather Spurr

Sadiq Khan has launched a review into the organisation in charge of a 24,000-home regeneration scheme in west London over fears it is not delivering enough affordable housing.

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Shared ownership 2 Video

23/06/2016 | By Nick Duxbury

As shared ownership finally gets its big break, exclusive new data reveals how the tenure performs for the first time. Nick Duxbury reports