Welsh housing

Financial freedoms will build hundreds of Welsh homes

30/03/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Councils in Wales are set to build hundreds of homes over the next five years as new finance powers are transferred to them at the start of April.

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L&Q sets out plans to build 50,000 homes

27/03/2015 | By Pete Apps , Heather Spurr

One of the country’s largest social landlords is set to launch a 50,000-home building drive without any government grant, in the most ambitious development programme the sector has ever seen.


Church land used in 'first' for social homes

30/03/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

A new development in Wales is using surplus church land to build affordable housing.

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Taking a stand

27/03/2015 | By Emma Maier

Social landlords make a significant contribution in an impressive range of areas, from employment, to health, to economic growth

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Councils hit back at minister over council companies threat

26/03/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Defiant councils have struck back at Brandon Lewis after he accused local authorities of cheating tenants out of their Right to Buy through setting up housing companies.

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Housing minister attacks sector over value for money

23/03/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

The sector ‘can and should do more’ on inefficiency, and value for money downgrades are ‘unacceptable’, the housing minister Brandon Lewis said today.

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Osborne announces 20 outside-London housing zones Video

18/03/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

The government has announced 20 new confirmed housing zones outside of London – double the number announced in June last year.

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Q&A with Eamonn Boylan

24/03/2015 | By Stuart Macdonald

Eamonn Boylan may have been the chief executive of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council since January 2010, but his heart is still 100% housing.

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Durham negotiates April stock transfer date

27/03/2015 | By Corin Williams

The government has agreed to fund a stock transfer of 18,500 homes despite it missing a deadline to write off the properties’ historic debt.

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Stock transfer signed off a week before deadline

24/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

A deal to transfer 8,500 Salford council homes to a new housing association has been finally signed off with just a week to spare.

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The clock is ticking

13/03/2015 | By Theresa Mohammed

Social landlords should take note: a recent case could make it more difficult to dispute the cost of a construction contracts, says Theresa Mohammed

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Number of homes: 441 (all affordable)Cost: £48.28 million

Cross Keys Homes: George Matthews Gardens, Eye, Peterborough


Number of homes: 13 (all affordable)Cost: £1.61 million

Coastline Housing: Camborne Public Rooms, Camborne, Cornwall


Number of homes: 18 (all affordable)Cost: £2.5 million

Broadacres: Clack Lane, Osmotherley, North York Moors


Number of homes: 12 (all affordable)Cost: £857,000

Affinity Sutton: The Americas, Wilmington Way, Mid Sussex


Number of homes: 186 (71 affordable)Cost: £32 million

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