Treating housing as national infrastructure is essential to solving the housing crisis, says David Cowans
Yorkshire Building Society’s chief economist Andrew McPhillips gives his view on what the White Paper should include
Isos Housing has found a way to continue building supported housing but could do more if it had certainty over funding, says its executive director Michael Farr
The planned introduction of a housing growth baseline for the New Homes Bonus has been slammed by councils that believe they could lose £75m.
The supported housing bidding figures look encouraging but now is the time for the sector to make its views on the LHA cap known, says Emma Maier
Islington Council has published its 2017/18 budget, which includes £40m for the building of new council housing in the borough.
Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.
Sector figures are expecting key changes to the Starter Homes policy as the publication of the long-awaited Housing White Paper draws closer.
The Housing White Paper will reveal how committed the government really is to solving the housing crisis, says Terrie Alafat
Regulations introducing Starter Homes are due to come into force in the summer, a timetable obtained by Inside Housing reveals.
Plans for 400 new homes in Clapton, London, have been approved by councillors at Hackney Council.
The government has appointed a construction minister whose brief will include infrastructure issues.
Fifty-eight per cent of councillors have said they expect to allocate green belt land for new housing over the next five years, according to a survey.
Construction of new housing developments increased by 1.2% in November compared with the previous month, underpinned by a 5.5% growth in housing association development, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
With the details of four government funding programmes released last week in a flurry of New Year announcements, Inside Housing’s news team presents a guide to what’s on offer, who can bid and what people think of the schemes
Using market rents to cap housing benefit without adjusting for consequences does not make sense economically, argues Dame Clare Tickell
The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has taken control of two planning applications containing a total of around 700 homes – in his first planning ‘call-in’ since being elected.
Sheffield Labour councillor Mazher Iqbal explains why his local authority has bid to build Starter Homes – despite concerns over their affordability
The chief executive of house builder Bovis has stepped down following a profit warning before Christmas.
Manchester City Council has set out its own definition of affordable housing which is based on an average household’s income.
L&Q is in talks to purchase a massive strategic land portfolio for a reported £500m-plus.
Seventy per cent of UK house builders have reported a rise in materials prices due to the depreciation of the pound following the Brexit vote, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
A London council has admitted it has no process in place for ensuring developers provide the social housing that they promise to build.
Pete Apps looks ahead at the big stories and key players for 2017, while sector experts share their predictions for the year
The first wave of Starter Homes will be sale-only products, reigniting fears over their distorting effect on local housing markets.
Now the stage-managed announcements are over, the government must turn to the real issues of sustainable housing growth and affordability, says Emma Maier.
The forthcoming Housing White Paper could be a watershed moment for the housing sector, argues Geeta Nanda
Housing and immigration are linked in the minds of voters and will be prominent this year because of Brexit, says Colin Wiles
Completions were up 4% for one of the UK’s largest house builders last year, a percentage increase half the size of the previous year’s.
Sanctuary Housing Association took the largest allocation in the initial round of funding for the latest grant programme, while several private builders also received large sums.
A London borough’s plan to establish a £2bn development vehicle to carry out one of the largest regeneration programmes in the UK is at risk of being put on hold.
Most of London’s shared ownership schemes are unaffordable for young people wanting to live alone, according to research by a major consumer rights organisation.
A pilot scheme to unblock infrastructure delays on housing developments has been launched today with the government’s backing.
The government’s supported housing proposals provide an opportunity for the housing sector to become an integral part of health and care provision, argues Paul Smith
The new year ‘green light’ for Starter Homes raises yet more questions about the flagship Conservative policy.
Successful planning permissions have reached their highest level for a 12-month period in 10 years, according to the Home Builders Federation and Glenigan, a construction data provider.
The government has announced the locations for 14 new garden villages across England.
The government has announced 30 areas where construction of the first Starter Homes will begin this year.
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A south London council’s bid for judicial review of the governments decision to block its attempt to remove leaseholders from an estate has been rejected.
Developers must stop their “unfair, unjust and unacceptable abuse of the leasehold system”, housing minister Gavin Barwell has said.
Lambeth Council’s controversial proposals to redevelop an estate near Brixton in south London were lawful, a High Court judge has ruled.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed a new chief executive with a background in housing delivery within local government.
A county council is pushing ahead with plans to deliver 600 extra care homes as the pressures on adult social care eat into its budget.
The sector needs to be clear about where the real opportunity areas for development in London lie, says Neil Hadden
The “game-changing” consortium planning to transform offsite construction in the UK has identified a town in Gloucestershire as the likely site for its first housebuilding factory.
The historic deal between a Chinese state-owned firm and a housing association to create six housebuilding factories in the UK has been hailed by the housing minister.
A giant Chinese construction firm has struck a historic £2.75bn joint venture with a social landlord to open six housebuilding factories in the UK, capable of producing 25,000 homes a year.
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Clarion Housing Group has appointed Keepmoat to construct its £50m mixed-tenure development of 195 homes in London’s Maida Vale.
The number of granted residential planning applications has increased by 6% compared to last year, according to the latest figures.
Council companies are the newest players in the housebuilding sector. Sophie Barnes analyses the growth of this quiet, but rapidly expanding, new sector.
Eight out of 10 affordable housing residents remain satisfied with their new homes after three to four years of occupancy, but more than half experienced symptoms of poor ventilation such as dampness and condensation.