Construction and development
An in depth look at the development of social and affordable housing, planning rules, section 106 agreements, regeneration and sustainable construction.
Multi-million pound luxury housing developments in London do not drive house price increases and actually help the delivery of affordable housing, a council-commissioned report has claimed.
Dozens more councils have been allocated funding for affordable homes and smaller housing associations have become the biggest bidders, as larger landlords shunned government cash in the 2015-18 funding round.
The average time taken to determine major planning applications has fallen by 12 days in 2013/14, the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) has said.
Boris Johnson faced a grilling today over revelations in Inside Housing that large London landlords had shunned his grant programme.
Problems with housing finance could be improved if housing investment was treated more like other key economic infrastructure such as transport, energy and skills, a report by IPPR North has said today.
A trio of Salford tower blocks, made famous by Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, are being demolished as part of a £650m regeneration.
A private landlord and 15 London boroughs have received a share of £404m of grant funding allocated to build affordable homes in London.
Political bickering over which government has the better house building record is perennial and inevitable. But who is right and who is wrong? Daniel Douglas takes a closer look at the statistics.
We should be careful what we wish for, writes Colin Wiles
A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.
The borrowing caps placed on councils are constraining their efforts to build, argues Grainia Long
It is with the same trepidation that a child dips their toe into the sea for the first time that the housing sector is entering the market sale arena
So housing seems to have kept the politicians who should have gone and lost the one who was making a difference.
A targeted approach by government programmes will start to deliver more housing
Why should we put up with pedestrian-looking homes?