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.
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.
A new development in Wales is using surplus church land to build affordable housing.
Social landlords make a significant contribution in an impressive range of areas, from employment, to health, to economic growth
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.
Land & Construction
The sector ‘can and should do more’ on inefficiency, and value for money downgrades are ‘unacceptable’, the housing minister Brandon Lewis said today.
The government has announced 20 new confirmed housing zones outside of London – double the number announced in June last year.
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.
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.
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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