Construction and development

An in depth look at the development of social and affordable housing, planning rules, section 106 agreements, regeneration and sustainable construction.

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Super-prime developments 'good for affordable housing'

25/07/2014 | By Pete Apps

Multi-million pound luxury housing developments in London do not drive house price increases and actually help the delivery of affordable housing, a council-commissioned report has claimed.

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Funds shift to councils and smaller providers

25/07/2014 | By Pete Apps

Dozens more councils have been allocated funding for affordable homes and smaller housing associations have become the biggest bidders, as larger landlords shunned government cash in the 2015-18 funding round.

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Scottish planning applications 'continuing to speed up'

24/07/2014 | By Pete Apps

The average time taken to determine major planning applications has fallen by 12 days in 2013/14, the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) has said.

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Boris grilled over lack of interest in affordable homes programme

23/07/2014 | By Pete Apps

Boris Johnson faced a grilling today over revelations in Inside Housing that large London landlords had shunned his grant programme.

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Invest in housing like transport and energy infrastructure, says report

23/07/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Problems with housing finance could be improved if housing investment was treated more like other key economic infrastructure such as transport, energy and skills, a report by IPPR North has said today.

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Demolition of iconic tower blocks begins

22/07/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

A trio of Salford tower blocks, made famous by Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, are being demolished as part of a £650m regeneration.

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Greater London Authority allocates £404m for affordable homes Video

22/07/2014 | By Pete Apps

A private landlord and 15 London boroughs have received a share of £404m of grant funding allocated to build affordable homes in London.

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Anything you can do we can do better Video

24/07/2014 | By Daniel Douglas

Political bickering over which government has the better house building record is perennial and inevitable. But who is right and who is wrong? Daniel Douglas takes a closer look at the statistics.

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Is social housing a failed brand?

22/07/2014 | By Colin Wiles

We should be careful what we wish for, writes Colin Wiles

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What's on in the housing sector this week

21/07/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.

Chief executive, CIH

Free to build


The borrowing caps placed on councils are constraining their efforts to build, argues Grainia Long

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Should we be going to market?

17/07/2014 | By Paul High

It is with the same trepidation that a child dips their toe into the sea for the first time that the housing sector is entering the market sale arena

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Shuffling the deck

16/07/2014 | By Jules Birch

So housing seems to have kept the politicians who should have gone and lost the one who was making a difference.

Chief executive, Spectrum Housing Group

Targeted housing supply approach


A targeted approach by government programmes will start to deliver more housing

Chief executive, Ducane Housing Association

Happier by design


Why should we put up with pedestrian-looking homes?

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