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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One million 'waiting for social housing in marginal constituencies'

24/01/2015 | By Carl Brown

More than one million people on council house waiting lists live in the top 100 marginal constituencies that will decide the general election, research by a housing association has found.

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Housing associations race against the clock

23/01/2015 | By Pete Apps

Housing associations face a battle to complete thousands of affordable homes in just nine weeks, with some warning they could miss the ‘drop dead date’ of March 31.

A2 Dominion issues £150m retail bond

Landlord secures £50m at 2.2%

23/01/2015 | By Pete Apps

A Midlands landlord has become the latest to cash in on historic low borrowing rates and smash the sector’s plummeting record for long-term debt.

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'Devolve housing benefit to boost affordable housing'

23/01/2015 | By Carl Brown

A left-leaning think tank has called for housing benefit policy to be devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Sanctuary Group secures European Investment Bank funding

Pension funds commit £500m investment

22/01/2015 | By Pete Apps

Two of the UK’s largest local authority pension schemes have announced plans to invest a joint £500m in infrastructure, potentially including social housing.

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North west leads Britain in affordable house building

22/01/2015 | By Carl Brown

Developers have contracted to build more homes for social and affordable rent in the north west of England than in any other British region, according to analysis to be published later today.

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Pickles 'breached Gypsy and Traveller human rights'

21/01/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Eric Pickles broke equality laws by calling in planning decisions regarding Gypsy and Traveller sites that fall within the green belt, the High court has ruled.

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Senior associate, Wonckworth Sherwood

A light in dark places

21/01/2015 | By Charlotte Coleman

The general election is likely to postpone right to light reform

Executive director, futures, Orbit Group

Back to the future

16/01/2015 | By Boris Worrall

The housing sector needs to look to evolution not revolution if it wants to succeed in the future, says Boris Worrall

Technical director, PRP

Quality approval

16/01/2015 | By Rick Burgess

Why parties should commit to an agreed quality outcome at tender stage

Property litigation partner, Trowers and Hamlins

New regs turn up the heat

14/01/2015 | By Michael Donnellan

The Heat Network Regulations are now in force - do they affect you?

Partner, Altair

Three tips for the housing sector

09/01/2015 | By Steve Douglas

To prove they are an important part of the housing solution, Steve Douglas encourages social landlords to try these three straightforward things.

Chief executive, CIH

Ringing in the new year

09/01/2015 | By Grainia Long

As we move into 2015 it’s time for the housing sector to make itself heard

Chair, JV North and CE, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Reasons to be cheerful

09/01/2015 | By Nigel Wilson

The extension of the next Affordable Homes Programme should bring more players to the table

Editor, Inside Housing

Actions speak louder

09/01/2015 | By Emma Maier

There’s no doubt that while right to buy is persona non grata with most housing professionals, senior politicians and the general public are unwaveringly in favour.

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