Construction and development
An in depth look at the development of social and affordable housing, planning rules, section 106 agreements, regeneration and sustainable construction.
The 11 areas which will be handed a share of a £550,000 pot and put ‘at the forefront’ of the government’s latest self-build initiative have been named.
The British Property Federation (BPF) has warned Boris Johnson against scaring off foreign investment with his ‘Planet Zog’ comments at the Tory conference.
The Welsh government has cut the budget for Supporting People by £10m – £6m more than expected.
Housing associations should be allowed to issue tax-free savings bonds to fund development and increase support in local communities for housing.
Islington Council plans to clamp down on ‘artificially pessimistic’ viability studies used by developers to minimise affordable housing obligations.
Boris Johnson promised ‘hundreds of thousands’ of homes for London ‘without carving up the green belt’, in his speech to the Conservative Party conference yesterday.
The developer of an £8bn regeneration scheme in west London ‘ignored’ future house prices rises as it sought to persuade a council to minimise the level of affordable housing, an independent report said.
For some years, planning and economic consultancy Urbed has been organising trips for interested parties – developers, as well as local authorities – to some of the most impressive housing schemes on the continent.
The question of housing seems to be dividing opinion amongst Conservatives at their annual conference, says Heather Spurr
As the parties hold their final conferences before the 2015 general election, housing has a high political profile. Here are five themes I’ve noticed so far.
Paul Ciniglio reveals the results of research conducted by First Wessex and the Zero Carbon Hub into the installations of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
Labour needs to explain the role it sees for genuine social housing after May
Firm commitment is required to provide much-needed accessible housing
The complex laws surrounding housing developments that impinge on a neighbour’s right to light should soon be clarified, says Andrew Shaw
A Supreme Court decision clarifies the rules on when land can be declared a village green, says Stephen Harper