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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Alarm bells ring for City Hall as affordable housing deadline looms

31/10/2014 | By Pete Apps

Boris Johnson under pressure as providers struggle to hit affordable housing targets

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London Housing Strategy signed off by government

31/10/2014 | By Pete Apps

Boris Johnson’s flagship housing strategy to build 42,000-homes per year in London has been formally approved by government.

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GLA announces major housing development in Elephant and Castle

31/10/2014 | By Pete Apps

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has confirmed work is to begin to build 457 homes, including 278 for private rent, on land it owns in south London.


Confront the need to build on well-connected greenbelt sites, says think tank

31/10/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Political parties should confront the need to build on well-connected greenbelt sites that are within 25 minutes of city train stations, a report by Centre for Cities has said.

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34,000 sales under Help to Buy

30/10/2014 | By Heather Spurr

Nearly 34,000 homes have been bought under the government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme, figures published today reveal.

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London council to build 99 new homes

30/10/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Ealing Council will be able to build 99 new homes after being granted permission to borrow £15.5m against its housing revenue account (HRA).

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Experts warn of 'chronic' land shortage in Northern Ireland

30/10/2014 | By Daniel Douglas

A ‘chronic’ land availability crisis is emerging in Northern Ireland, experts have warned.

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Brownfield sites could deliver 500,000 homes Video

31/10/2014 | By Daniel Douglas

Inside Housing takes a colourful look at brownfield site avalability, using government data published earlier this week.

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A war job

30/10/2014 | By Colin Wiles

The output of social rented homes is now lower than at any time since 1945

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Tigers in the north

30/10/2014 | By Steve Coffey

The Lyons report is all roar but needs more bite

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Getting away with it

30/10/2014 | By Peter Marsh

Desperately needed affordable homes are being lost because developers claim it’s no longer viable to fund them

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Spot the difference

30/10/2014 | By Pete Apps

Why is there a housing crisis in England? Two photos from 10,000 feet may just have the answer.

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A House Divided?

29/10/2014 | By Colin Wiles

Colin Wiles reports on his American road trip and his thoughts on the inequality of the housing system there

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Brave new world

27/10/2014 | By Jules Birch

Guess what the total value of government financial instruments to support new homes will be by 2021.

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Housing and the environment

24/10/2014 | By Mike Childs

If you are an environmentalist you must be against building millions of new homes, right?

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