The housing association sector’s leaders have converged on Birmingham for the last few days for the annual National Housing Federation conference. There was no shortage of drama, thought-provoking discussion, talking points and juicy gossip. Inside Housing looks at the highlights.
Affordable rents could help the government deliver its pledge to boost homeownership, says Terrie Alafat
The prime minister should resurrect the 1950s tradition of building homes, not segregating children aged 11, says Tom Murtha
Successive government have not built enough homes – I would build 300,000 homes a year, says Owen Smith
The Olympics have much to teach the housing sector – not least about the power of positive thinking, says Chan Kataria
Land & Construction
Neighbourhood Plans are hindering not helping the delivery of new homes, says Colin Wiles
The planning system needs to better balance the needs of councils, house builders and local residents, says Richard Bacon
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is continuing to push for housing associations to be included in a Bank of England (BoE) bond-buying scheme, despite their exclusion from the initial list.
Social tenants are reluctant to buy because ownership is risky on low pay, says Kevin Gulliver
The first Scottish housing day shows Scotland is following a very different path than England, says Kevin Stewart
Top 60 Developments
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 few weeks. Here, we introduce you to the year’s stand-out affordable housing schemes
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. First we introduce you to the best of the best in the build to rent sector