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DCLG data reveals surge in housebuilding

25/05/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Housebuilding in England rose significantly in the last quarter, with new starts and completions up 21% compared with the same period a year earlier, according to the latest government figures.

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The BME sector has much to offer

25/05/2017 | By Cym D'Souza

With the housing crisis disproportionately affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, the sector needs to step up to provide solutions, says Cym D’Souza

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"Associations haven't lost their social purpose" Video

24/05/2017

Sasha Deepwell is one of the sector’s newest chief executives. Martin Hilditch finds out how she plans to lead Irwell Valley through Manchester’s housing challenges

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We will no longer put up with a housing market that doesn't work

24/05/2017 | By David Orr

Housing associations can help deliver the affordable homes voters are demanding, says David Orr

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Rents fall in areas of oversupply in prime central London

23/05/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Rents have begun falling in specific parts of central London’s prime market, as oversupply dents rental growth in areas.

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TCPA: majority of councils believe affordable housing need is severe

23/05/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The majority of councils have said there is a “severe” need for affordable housing in their area, a survey by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has revealed.

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Scottish Government pushes ahead with planning fee increase

16/05/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government will increase planning fees for major sites by fourfold despite a slim majority opposing the change.

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Developing the region

05/05/2017

What can landlords do to achieve the twin goals of increasing their development pipelines and investing in the local area? Russell Baldwinson at DCH explains

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Welsh housing association plans £250m bond

23/05/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Wales’ third-largest housing association is to issue a £250m bond to refinance its current loan portfolio and pump more money into development.

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Wandle bags £70m debt from RBS and Lloyds

23/05/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Wandle has secured £70m of loan finance from Lloyds and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to help fund its plans to build 1,000 homes by 2021.

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Association secures debt package from pension fund and Japanese bank

22/05/2017 | By Nick Johnstone , Greg Pitcher

Network Homes has secured a £50m loan facility from a Japanese bank working with a UK pension fund.

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Top 60: Best designed development of the year Video

06/10/2016

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 have been revealing over the last few weeks. In our final category, we present the year’s best designed schemes

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Top 60: Older people’s development of the year Video

29/09/2016

Top 60: Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. Here, we introduce you to the best developments aimed at older people.

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