Construction and development

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


Developer launches legal challenge against neighbourhood plan

30/07/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

A Surrey-based developer has launched a legal challenge against a council’s decision regarding a neighbourhood plan, after it passed a local vote last week.

Neil Hadden chief executive of Genesis

Genesis results show £4m dip in surplus

30/07/2014 | By Pete Apps

Genesis Housing Association has seen its annual surplus decrease by just under 10% to £40.1m.

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House builder sees average house price rise by 10%

30/07/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

The average selling price for Taylor Wimpey Homes has risen by 10% to £206,000, the house builder revealed in its half year results today.

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Homes and Communities Agency details 250 sites for sale

29/07/2014 | By Carl Brown

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has confirmed the first disposal of a site for a new development under a public land pilot scheme.


Social landlord reports record £75m surplus


Affinity Sutton has reported a record £75m surplus, despite deciding to limit its exposure to the sales market.

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London house price boom continues Video

28/07/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

House prices across London have risen by 16.4% in a year, the Land Registry house price index has shown.


Nimbys warm to new builds as 'generation rent's' needs become clearer

28/07/2014 | By Pete Apps

Support for new house building has soared since 2010, a government survey of social attitudes has revealed.

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EXCLUSIVE: Brandon Lewis gives his first interview as housing minister to Inside Housing

30/07/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

New housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis responded to a selection of questions put to him by Inside Housing. Here we present the full text alongside responses from key sector figures.

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Welcome shift

29/07/2014 | By Jules Birch

People seem to be getting the ‘Yes to Homes’ message at last but have the nimbys really had their day?

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'We have created a mess'

29/07/2014 | By Colin Wiles

The loss of 35,000 social rented homes a year is shocking, writes Colin Wiles

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Closed doors

28/07/2014 | By Jules Birch

What is it about a ‘poor door’ that causes so much outrage?

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Anything you can do we can do better Video

24/07/2014 | By Daniel Douglas

Stats blog: Political bickering over which government has the better house building record is inevitable, but Daniel Douglas looks at the data behind the squabbling.

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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.

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Free to build


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

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