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L&Q retains strong credit rating

29/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

One of England’s largest housing associations has retained its strong credit rating, despite embarking on the most ambitious development programme in the sector’s history.

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TCPA: Reform planning system

29/06/2015 | By Carl Brown

Planning in England should be radically transformed to ‘put people back at the heart of the system’.

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Scottish Government launches £4m empty homes fund

29/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

A new fund to bring empty homes and high street spaces back into use has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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Two-party pact

29/06/2015 | By Jon Neale

Unless there is a major surge in housebuilding, a possible pact to stop large-scale development outside cities could intensify, says Jon Neale

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6 key themes from CIH Housing

29/06/2015 | By News team

The sector gathered in Manchester last week for the largest housing event of the year. Nearly 10,000 housing professionals attended the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference and exhibition, to network, go to sessions and share ideas. So after a busy three days, what are the key themes that have come out of Housing 2015?

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TCPA: Reform planning system

29/06/2015 | By Carl Brown

Planning in England should be radically transformed to ‘put people back at the heart of the system’.

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Confused identity

26/06/2015 | By Jo Richardson

Better leadership is needed to improve public discourse about Gypsies and Travellers, says Jo Richardson

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Housing supply

26/06/2015 | By Richard Donnell

Housing Market information is crucial to housing development, says Richard Donnell, research and insight director at Hometrack

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Factory framework

26/06/2015 | By John Skivington

A new framework will make it easier for social landlords to use offsite construction to help meet housing supply, says John Skivington of LHC

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Fact check: Right to Buy stats

26/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

Are one in 10, one in five or one in one sold homes being replaced? We take a look

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26/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

Housing associations have just finished a booming year of building. Pete Apps reports on this year’s list of housing’s 50 biggest builders. Additional research by Gene Robertson

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Charm offensive

25/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

‘I thought he actually came across quite well,’ said a delegate as the housing minister sank back into his sofa looking more than slightly relieved. ‘Better than Grant Shapps anyway.’

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Top 60 Developments: Affordable Housing Developments of the Year

26/06/2015 | By Michael Atherton

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. To start us off, Michael Atherton reports on the best affordable housing developments of the year.

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