Construction and development
An in depth look at the development of social and affordable housing, planning rules, section 106 agreements, regeneration and sustainable construction.
Ed Miliband has announced plans for new council-led corporations to boost housebuilding.
A London borough has vowed to use compulsory purchase orders to force landowners to give up land in its drive to see 9,500 new homes built in the next five years.
Land has become a ‘speculative commodity’ rather than seen as something that homes can be built on, Emma Reynolds has said.
A report published today has called for central government to support councils to build new homes ‘with greater investment’.
The government plans to tighten up planning rules to allow councils to limit the number of authorised Gypsy and Traveller sites in their areas.
The new chief executive of a social housing contractor has denied that United House’s £4.5m loss was a driver for its decision to merge with Bullock Construction.
Kier Group has announced a £1bn increase in turnover following its acquisition of May Gurney, but has also seen a small fall in profits once exceptional items are removed.
A Supreme Court decision clarifies the rules on when land can be declared a village green, says Stephen Harper
What’s going on in the world of planning regarding social housing? A look at the stats reveals a collapse in social housing planning approvals in the north.
Ed Miliband’s ideas to solve the housing crisis need some backing up, argues Laura Tweedy
London housing associations can do more to meet demand, says Richard Blakeway
Landlords have had 10 years to get used to being subject to EU procurement regulations but some still don’t get they could use them to their advantage, argues Rebecca Rees
With the growth of an older population the time is long overdue for the creation of a minister for older people, argues Jane Ashcroft
A concerted and combined effort could change the face of housing in the UK, argues Grainia Long
When the recession hit, social landlords were able to continue building while development ground to a halt elsewhere.