Construction and development

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


Drop in associations with sufficient funding to cover next 18 months

20/08/2014 | By Carl Brown

Fewer English housing associations are reporting having enough finance in place to cover the next 18 months than previously.

Chief executive, Million Homes

Soaring profits mean 18,500 social homes sacrificed

19/08/2014 | By Daniel Douglas

Housing associations have failed to build 18,500 homes since 2009 as a result of investing £2.4bn in commercial activities, a thinktank has claimed.

Keepmoat development

Former Pizza Express owner close to Keepmoat buyout

19/08/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Contractor Keepmoat is expected to be taken over by a pair of private equity investors.

Pentwyn, Cardiff

House builder's sales to housing associations up by 10%

19/08/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Persimmon has today announced total revenue up 33% in the first six months of 2014 and sales to housing association partners up by 10% on the same period last year.

WM Housing Group

Housing association launches app to promote its work

19/08/2014 | By Carl Brown

A Coventry-based housing association has launched a smartphone and tablet app to raise awareness of its work.

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Regulator and auditor investigate social landlord's development contract

18/08/2014 | By Heather Spurr

A contract between a developer and Scotland’s second-largest housing association is being investigated by the Scottish Housing Regulator and Audit Scotland.

Bovis Homes David Ritchie

House builder reports surge in profit driven by south east house prices

18/08/2014 | By Carl Brown

Bovis Homes has today reported a surge in pre-tax profit and turnover driven by an increase in house prices in the south east of England.

Jon Neale

Giving cities planning freedom


If part of London’s success is its ability to make its own planning decisions, perhaps it’s time we let urban centres do the same, says Jon Neale

Colin Wiles

Bungalow Brandon Lewis

19/08/2014 | By Colin Wiles

The new housing minister’s call to build more bungalows is misguided, writes Colin Wiles

Editor, Inside Housing

Funding the future of social housing

15/08/2014 | By Emma Maier

Danish bank Danske has become the latest to set out plans to lend to English housing associations.

Leader, Brighton's Future

Voice of renters

15/08/2014 | By Isabella Fox

Campaign group Brighton’s Future says not enough is done by politicians to tackle the housing crisis

Editor, Inside Housing

Localism: an easy way out

08/08/2014 | By Emma Maier

Soon after he was appointed in 2010, communities secretary Eric Pickles said his ‘priorities were localism, localism and localism’.

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Going the extra mile

05/08/2014 | By Jules Birch

How far should the government go to buy off local opposition to new garden cities?

Chair, JV North and CE, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Making the grant add up


JV North’s award of £34.8m reflects a matching of demand with viability


End the bedroom tax politics

01/08/2014 | By Emma Maier

An astounding 77% of successful bids so far for the latest round of affordable housing grant funding were for one and two-bedroom homes

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