Borrowing caps on councils’ Housing Revenue Accounts (HRA) should be raised – and, in some cases, scrapped – to help boost housebuilding, MPs have recommended.
Jules Birch takes a look at the latest report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) scrutinising the government on housebuilding
A new 30,000-home social landlord is in talks with foreign investors about loans of up to £200m as it scales up its development ambitions.
Jules Birch warns against short-term thinking leading to huge costs to the taxpayer and tenants further down the line
More homes were registered with the National House Building Council (NHBC) in the first three months of 2017 than any quarter since 2007.
Labour has released new research showing an average of nearly 1,000 more homes have been built in councils under its control since 2010, as it seeks to make housing a battleground of its election campaign.
The Welsh Government has allocated nearly £150,000 of funding for co-operative housing.
ANALYSIS: The Conservatives oft-repeated claim to best Labour on council house building actually understates their dominance, but only tells a small part of the story, finds Pete Apps.
Clarion has submitted outline plans to develop 2,800 new homes on the Eastfields Estate in Mitcham, the Ravensbury Estate in Morden and the High Path Estate in South Wimbledon.
As Welsh housing figures attend Tai 2017, Sarah Harris of Community Housing Cymru highlights a number of innovations from its members which could inspire associations in other parts of the UK
Sajid Javid has lifted his block of a planned compulsory purchase order (CPO) which was delaying a major south London estate regeneration scheme.
Banks need “assurance” over the longevity and viability of modular homes as the government seeks to increase offsite housebuilding, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.
Tracy Harrison explains why the Northern Housing Consortium is calling on election candidates to back measures that support regeneration
The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) is urging general election candidates to support the regeneration of areas of market weakness.
Local Plans should be changed as a “matter of urgency” if there are gaps in providing accessible housing, a cross-party committee of MPs has recommended.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to spend £250,000 setting up an advice hub for community groups looking to build homes in the capital themselves.
Just under 9,000 affordable homes were started under Greater London Authority programmes in the first year of Sadiq Khan’s tenure as mayor.
The UK’s largest housing association is making plans to sell up to 10,000 units over the coming years, as social landlords step up stock rationalisation amid an efficiency drive.
A new development model proposed by Shelter does not take into account legal, practical and planning difficulties, says Philip Barnes of house builder Barratt Developments
In the midst of Brexit negotiations the next government will have to rely on housing associations to deliver desperately needed affordable homes, says David Montague
The snap general election called by the prime minister yesterday will delay Local Plans and planning decisions, a planning expert has warned.
Countryside has been selected by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to deliver 1,200 homes in Maidenhead town centre.
Places for People has been shortlisted alongside four private companies for a groundbreaking £1bn residential development partnership with two county councils.
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Lambeth Council is set to appoint Mott MacDonald to manage the demolition and rebuilding of Cressingham Gardens Estate.
Jules Birch looks at the problems encountered by leaseholders and suggests an alternative system.
One of the UK’s largest developing housing associations built 1,788 new homes in the last financial year, a record for the group.
A Welsh housing association is undertaking a £7.9m regeneration project to revive a troubled Newport district which will yield no extra housing.
The UK’s biggest housing association is in talks to enter into a strategic affordable housing partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA).
The Greater London Authority (GLA) is making plans to safeguard affordable housing grant following deregulation, with new powers to recover grant.
The former chief executive of the British Property Federation has been confirmed as chair of one of London’s largest development sites – the Old Oak and Royal Park Development Corporation (OPDC).
Countryside Properties and Hyde Housing have received council and regulator sign-off on a £400m regeneration project in Kent, which will provide around 1,300 new homes.
Family Mosaic has hired JLL as the managing agent for its first private rented sector (PRS) scheme.
A housing consortium is planning to build 3,000 homes in east London with a new modular factory.
Jerome Geoghegan explains why he thinks L&Q’s new deal with Sadiq Khan is a milestone in attempts to tackle the capital’s housing crisis
The Greater London Authority (GLA) has provided £20.8m of loan funding for a housing association’s first specialist build-to-rent development.
In just five years, L&G’s residential exposure has grown from zero to £5bn. Nick Johnstone meets the man behind its march into the housing mainstream
Five of the UK’s largest supermarket chains are taking steps to develop thousands of homes, Inside Housing research has revealed.
Housing association the Hyde Group has acquired land in Harrow for a 1,150-home development in a joint venture with Barratt London.
Failing to set up Local Plans could expose almost two-thirds of English councils to new government measures encouraging housing delivery, a new report claims.
Builders’ trade body Homes for Scotland has said it is “extremely disappointed” with the government’s proposals for changes in planning policy.
City Hall has announced a partnership with giant London housing association L&Q which will see 20,000 homes built in the capital.
With reduced regulation and a listening housing minister, now is the time for associations to deliver, says Nick Atkin
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has announced its support for a proposed increase in planning fees.
Changes to inheritance tax this month will reinforce inequality and do nothing to encourage better use of stock, warns consultant Roger Jarman
Completions of new homes in London by private builders will plummet to just 18,000 by 2021 as developers adjust to lower rates of sales in the capital, Savills has warned.
House builder Galliford Try has signed two deals worth a combined £163m, including its biggest ever contract.
New rules for councils on registers of underused land for new homes have come into force, housing minister Gavin Barwell confirmed today.
A London housing association is set to launch its new private rented sector vehicle with a 111-home development due to complete later this year.
There are almost double the number of build-to-rent units under construction in the regions than there are in London, with Greater Manchester leading the boom.
Gavin Barwell has overseen a major shift in policy in his first nine months as housing minister. He tells Gavriel Hollander about his quiet revolution
The housing minister’s approach has generated goodwill, but the hard work starts now, says Emma Maier.
An offsite housebuilding company has completed two residential buildings for first-time buyers with an affordable housing company.
Peabody is close to securing a series of joint venture deals at a number of key sites across London, as it enters delivery mode on its development pipeline ahead of a planned merger.
Lambeth Council will be able to force office-to-residential conversions to go through planning, after removing automatic development rights in parts of the borough.
The government made more than 12,000 Help to Buy equity loans in the last three months of 2016, the highest quarterly figure since the scheme was launched in 2013.
The former chief executive of the British Property Federation is set to be appointed chair of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation – one of the largest development sites in London.
The humble ALMO is reinventing itself. Could these unassuming organisations teach other house builders a thing or two about local development? Nathaniel Barker investigates
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) plans to start selling off its land in packages to secure developers for difficult sites.