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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Iconic Scottish tower blocks to be demolished

19/12/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

The iconic Whitevale and Bluevale high-rise flats in the Gallowgate, owned by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), are to be demolished next year.

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Council releases map of 1,500 planned homes

18/12/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Southwark Council has released a map of where it plans to build or convert 1,500 new homes over the next four years.

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Development corporation to help build 24,000 homes in London

18/12/2014 | By Pete Apps

The Greater London Authority is planning to set up a development corporation to build up to 24,000 homes in west London.

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EXCLUSIVE: Landlords step up for build to rent cash

17/12/2014 | By Pete Apps

Three housing associations are set to build hundreds of private rented homes under a flagship government funding programme after profit-making firms withdrew bids.

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MPs: Planning system 'leading to unsuitable development'

16/12/2014 | By Daniel Douglas

The current planning system is leading to unsustainable and unsuitable developments in some areas, a parliamentary report has found.

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Cameron pledges 100k discounted homes for under 40s

15/12/2014 | By Emily Twinch

Prime minister David Cameron will launch today a scheme to offer 100,000 first-time buyers under the age of 40 new homes with a 20% discount.

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What's on in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 Dec

15/12/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 December 2014.

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Live blog: 17th Dec

17/12/2014 | By PETER APPS

Inside Housing’s daily live blog giving updates and views on the day’s essential housing news - and a bit more besides

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A problem shared

19/12/2014 | By Tom Copley

Tom Copley, housing spokesperson for London Labour, discusses the soaring cost of shared ownership in the capital.

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Live blog - 18th Dec Video

18/12/2014 | By Daniel Douglas

Inside Housing’s daily live blog giving updates and views on the day’s essential housing news - and a bit more besides

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Bonus verdict

17/12/2014 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch , Jules Birch , Jules Birch

The New Homes Bonus, the government’s flagship policy on housing supply, is listing badly. Does it deserve to stay afloat?

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To plan or not to plan?

17/12/2014 | By Colin Wiles , Colin Wiles , Colin Wiles , Colin Wiles

The latest report from the Communities Select Committee makes a positive contribution to the planning debate, writes Colin Wiles

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Live blog: 16th Dec

16/12/2014 | By PETER APPS

Inside Housing’s daily live blog giving updates and views on the day’s essential housing news - and a bit more besides

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Starter for 20

15/12/2014 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

The government’s plan for starter homes with a 20 per cent discount begs all sorts of questions. Today we got some of the answers.

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Today's live blog

15/12/2014 | By PETER APPS

Including secret investigations on suicides linked to benefit changes and tenant Labour chief in housing row for owning a £1m house

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