Regeneration

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Clarion and Genesis named in £32m regeneration allocation

24/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The government has named the local authorities and housing associations that will take a share of its £32m estates regeneration grant fund.

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Kingston seeks partner for 2,000-home scheme as outer London booms

22/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Kingston Council is looking for a partner to develop up to 2,000 homes at a town centre estate, in the latest scheme marking a shift in the market towards outer London boroughs.

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Keepmoat credit rating under review after repairs business sale

16/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

A house builder’s credit rating has been placed under review by a credit agency after it sold its regeneration business earlier this month.

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Scotland sees drop in affordable housing completions

15/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Affordable housing completions in Scotland have dropped by 6% in a year, according to the latest Scottish Government statistics.

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Lord Kerslake to chair council-owned company

14/03/2017 | By Tom Wall

Lord Bob Kerslake has agreed to become chair of a council’s wholly owned regeneration company.

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City Hall taskforce to consider infrastructure funding in new devolution deal

08/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

THE BUDGET: A City Hall taskforce will consider a new approach to funding infrastructure as it receives a package of further devolution measures from central government.

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The Hackney empire Video

03/03/2017 | By Tom Wall

The promise of affordable housing helped the borough’s new mayor to election success. Tom Wall finds out how Philip Glanville’s plan is being put into practice

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Galliford Try reports 23% profit boost

21/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

House builder Galliford Try has reported a 23% profit boost in its half-year results through to the end of December.

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Public land sales lag well below target

20/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The government has sold enough land for less than 14,000 homes, leaving it well off the pace required to meet its target to dispose of land for 160,000 homes in this parliament.

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The Housing White Paper: piecing together the puzzle

17/02/2017 | By News team

The White Paper called on the sector to link up to tackle the housing crisis. But what do the participants make of it? Inside Housing’s news team joins up the pieces

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Haringey cabinet confirms Lendlease for £2bn regeneration

15/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone , Sophie Barnes

Haringey councillors last night voted in favour of the selection of Lendlease as the preferred bidder for the local authority’s £2bn development vehicle.

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North Essex councils launch 40,000-home development vehicle

13/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Four Essex councils have set up a company to oversee the development of three new ‘garden communities’ in the county, with the potential to provide up to 40,000 homes.

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Clarion offers to buy back properties at Orchard Village

13/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

Giant housing association Clarion has offered to buy back 58 sold properties on a troubled regeneration project in east London.

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Welsh Government unveils £20m innovative homes fund

09/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

The Welsh Government will invest £20m in innovative new homebuilding over the next two years, it announced today.

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Builders: CPO measures could pose a risk in a downturn

08/02/2017 | By Tim Clark

WHITE PAPER: House builders have warned the government of “unintended consequences” over its plans to strengthen councils’ compulsory purchase order (CPO) powers on “stalled” sites.

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Industry bodies give cautious welcome to White Paper

07/02/2017 | By Tim Clark

WHITE PAPER: The National Housing Federation has welcomed the government’s White Paper, but called for more to be done to release land for developments.

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Ministers abandon Starter Homes target and 20% threshold

07/02/2017 | By Pete Apps , Nathaniel Barker

WHITE PAPER: The government has abandoned its manifesto pledge to build 200,000 Starter Homes this parliament, and require 20% of the homes on all new developments.

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Government to bolster councils' CPO powers to speed up housing delivery

07/02/2017 | By Tim Clark

WHITE PAPER: The government will prepare new guidelines to encourage councils to use compulsory purchase order (CPO) powers to intervene in the housing market and stimulate new building.

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Heygate developer picked for £2bn Haringey joint venture

07/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The developer behind the regeneration of south London’s Heygate estate has been selected as the preferred bidder for Haringey’s £2bn development vehicle.

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UK's largest PRS scheme launched at Wembley

07/02/2017 | By Tim Clark

A developer has announced plans for the UK’s largest PRS development site at Wembley Stadium, as the government prepares to launch its long-awaited Housing White Paper.

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Government drops Starter Homes 'focus' as White Paper details revealed

07/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government will “change focus” from Starter Homes to a wider range of affordable housing in its much-anticipated Housing White Paper, due to be released later today.

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London leads association building rates in 2015/16

06/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

London housing associations set the pace for development in the sector in 2015/16, according to regional reports from the National Housing Federation (NHF).

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Essential Living sells Old Oak Common land to university

03/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

Private rental landlord Essential Living has agreed the £30m sale of half its land in the Old Oak Common regeneration zone to Imperial College London.

London

Housing associations 'built half of all London homes in 2016'

03/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Housing associations built almost half of the new homes completed in London last year, according to a report from the National Housing Federation (NHF) published yesterday.

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Affordable housing squeezed by land values, says report

30/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The planning system has allowed soaring land values in London to reduce the amount of affordable housing delivered, research commissioned by London boroughs claims.

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One Public Estate programme signs up 79 more councils

27/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

A further 79 councils have joined the Cabinet Office’s flagship housing and public sector partnership programme, meaning 72% of English councils are now signed up.

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Barratt announces plans for 2,500 Scottish homes

26/01/2017 | By Simon Brandon

Housebuilder Barratt Developments has announced plans to build 2,500 new homes across Scotland this year.

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British Land to set up registered provider for affordable units

26/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

One of the UK’s biggest property companies is in talks with housing regulator the Homes and Communities Agency about setting up its own private registered provider.

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County councils seek partners for pioneering build drive

25/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Surrey and East Sussex councils are launching a search for a developer to build more than 2,000 homes in the biggest move yet of a county authority into housing development.

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Haringey picks shortlist for £1bn redevelopment

24/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

A London council’s shortlist for a major £1bn redevelopment of a scheme has been narrowed down to three bidders.

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Network names £500m framework contractors

24/01/2017 | By Tim Clark

A London housing association has picked 22 contractors and 14 employer’s agents for framework to build 1,000 homes a year until 2020.

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Council wins right to judicial review into Aylesbury decision

20/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Southwark Council has won the right to launch a judicial review into the government’s decision to block the eviction of leaseholders from the Aylesbury Estate after appealing a previous rejection from the High Court.

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Cheyne Capital buys £51.8m Croydon portfolio

20/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund has purchased a 338-unit portfolio of residential properties in Croydon, thought to be worth £51.8m.

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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.

Hackney Council

£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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The regeneration game

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.

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£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.

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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).

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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.

North of England

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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