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NHBC registrations hit 10-year peak

27/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

More homes were registered with the National House Building Council (NHBC) in the first three months of 2017 than any quarter since 2007.

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Clarion submits plans for 2,800-home Merton estates redevelopment


Clarion has submitted outline plans to develop 2,800 new homes on the Eastfields Estate in Mitcham, the Ravensbury Estate in Morden and the High Path Estate in South Wimbledon.

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Javid reverses decision on Aylesbury CPO

26/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Sajid Javid has lifted his block of a planned compulsory purchase order (CPO) which was delaying a major south London estate regeneration scheme.

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Lenders need 'assurance' over modular homes, CML says

26/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Banks need “assurance” over the longevity and viability of modular homes as the government seeks to increase offsite housebuilding, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.

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Tracy Harrison explains why the Northern Housing Consortium is calling on election candidates to back measures that support regeneration

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NHC calls for 'Northern regeneration' in election manifestos

25/04/2017 | By Carl Brown

The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) is urging general election candidates to support the regeneration of areas of market weakness.

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Countryside selected for 1,200-home joint venture with council

19/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Countryside has been selected by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to deliver 1,200 homes in Maidenhead town centre.

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Places for People named on shortlist for county council development plans

19/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Places for People has been shortlisted alongside four private companies for a groundbreaking £1bn residential development partnership with two county councils.

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Lambeth picks manager for controversial estate regeneration

13/04/2017 | By Luke Barratt

Lambeth Council is set to appoint Mott MacDonald to manage the demolition and rebuilding of Cressingham Gardens Estate.

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Welsh association to embark on £7.9m regeneration project with no net stock gain

11/04/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

A Welsh housing association is undertaking a £7.9m regeneration project to revive a troubled Newport district which will yield no extra housing.

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Liz Peace confirmed Old Oak Corporation chair

10/04/2017 | By Luke Barratt

The former chief executive of the British Property Federation has been confirmed as chair of one of London’s largest development sites – the Old Oak and Royal Park Development Corporation (OPDC).

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Green light for £400m Hyde and Countryside regeneration in Kent

10/04/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Countryside Properties and Hyde Housing have received council and regulator sign-off on a £400m regeneration project in Kent, which will provide around 1,300 new homes.

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Family Mosaic appoints JLL to manage first PRS scheme

10/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Family Mosaic has hired JLL as the managing agent for its first private rented sector (PRS) scheme.

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Giant supermarket chains plot residential development

07/04/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Five of the UK’s largest supermarket chains are taking steps to develop thousands of homes, Inside Housing research has revealed.

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Hyde and Barratt agree joint venture

06/04/2017 | By Luke Barratt

Housing association the Hyde Group has acquired land in Harrow for a 1,150-home development in a joint venture with Barratt London.

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Galliford Try secures £163m contracts

04/04/2017 | By Luke Barratt

House builder Galliford Try has signed two deals worth a combined £163m, including its biggest ever contract.

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Peabody close to securing series of joint ventures

30/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Peabody is close to securing a series of joint venture deals at a number of key sites across London, as it enters delivery mode on its development pipeline ahead of a planned merger.

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Liz Peace named chair of Old Oak Development Corporation

30/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

The former chief executive of the British Property Federation is set to be appointed chair of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation – one of the largest development sites in London.

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ALMOs: out of the shadows Video

30/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

The humble ALMO is reinventing itself. Could these unassuming organisations teach other house builders a thing or two about local development? Nathaniel Barker investigates


HCA plans to sell Accelerated Construction land in packages

30/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) plans to start selling off its land in packages to secure developers for difficult sites.

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The South Acton Estate is getting a makeover. After years of decline, Gavriel Hollander finds how it will look in the future and what it will mean for residents


Council seeks partner for 1,200-home regeneration

28/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking a developer for a 1,200-home regeneration scheme.

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Lambeth approves 1,300-home estate redevelopment

27/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Lambeth Borough Council has approved the redevelopment of a council estate which could pave the way for up to 1,300 homes.

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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.


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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.