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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Social landlords increase use of offsite methods

04/03/2015 | By Carl Brown

Social landlords are increasing the proportion of homes they are building using offsite techniques in a bid to use new approaches to solve the housing supply crisis.

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HCA exceeds public land disposal target

04/03/2015 | By Emily Twinch

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has exceeded its target to release public land for nearly 18,000 homes a month early.

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Housing is 'most important issue' for Londoners

04/03/2015 | By Carl Brown

Housing is the most important issue facing London today, a poll of people living in the English capital has found.

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Housing zone developer pledges homes increase

04/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

The developer of the London housing zone with the lowest percentage of affordable housing has committed to increasing it as the scheme progresses.

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Tories confirm starter homes can replace affordable housing

03/03/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

The ‘starter homes’ planned by the Conservatives could replace affordable housing in planning agreements, the party has confirmed.

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Delivery to quadruple after housing zone status award

03/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

A housing association will build 2,300 more homes in a regeneration programme over the next decade than previously planned due to the scheme receiving housing zone status.

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PfP and Balfour Beatty sign Olympic legacy deal

02/03/2015 | By Heather Spurr

One of Britain’s largest housing associations and a giant infrastructure company have signed a deal to build 1,500 homes at the Olympic Park.

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Starters’ orders

03/03/2015 | By Jules Birch

So the national housing strategy now comes down to this ahead of the election: think of a big number and double it.

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Housing zones

03/03/2015 | By Richard Blakeway

Without doubt, one of the most dramatic moves made by a housing association in recent years has been Peabody’s acquisition of Thamesmead, says Richard Blakeway

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'The myth of the housing crisis'

26/02/2015 | By Colin Wiles

Simon Jenkins is at it again. Colin Wiles responds.

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Broken promises

25/02/2015 | By Pete Apps

Lies, damned lies and Right to Buy figures

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Right to Buy: a clarification Video

24/02/2015 | By Jules Birch

Oops. The final Right to Buy stats before the election show that the reinvigorated policy is delivering less than half the new homes the government previously claimed: one for every 11 sold.

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Proof in the pudding

23/02/2015 | By Allister Young

Why pragmatism should be a key word in the housing sector

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Modelling in practice

20/02/2015 | By Chris Pedder

What is the potential of Building Information Modelling for social landlords?

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Plan it, Thanet

19/02/2015 | By Colin Wiles

Thanet is one of the most deprived places in the south east. Housing providers could play a big role in rejuvenating it.

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