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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What's on in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 Oct

20/10/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 October


Sustainable Housing Awards 2014 winners revealed

17/10/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

The winners of the 2014 Sustainable Housing Awards have been revealed to a packed audience at a glitzy, environmentally-friendly, ceremony today in the Lancaster London Hotel.


South west landlord in landmark cheap funding deal

17/10/2014 | By Carl Brown

Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) has secured £30m in one of the cheapest ever fixed long term deals in the social housing sector


Contractor appointed for Yorkshire brownfield site

17/10/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

A contractor has been appointed to begin work on a brownfield site in Leeds where more than 1,000 new homes will be delivered.

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Fewer than 1 in 5 councils have adopted local plans

17/10/2014 | By Daniel Douglas

Fewer than one in five English councils have adopted a local plan that fully complies with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

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Regulator unveils new 'forensic' approach

17/10/2014 | By Carl Brown

The English social housing regulator will subject associations to less frequent but more ‘forensic’ investigations under a radical overhaul of its operations from 1 April.

Former BBC trust chair

Round-up of Inside Housing's Lyons review coverage Video

16/10/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

A round-up of our coverage of the Lyons Housing Review, which was launched on today by Ed Miliband.

Jules Birch

2020 visions

20/10/2014 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

So what clues does the Lyons Review offers us about housing up to 2020? Here are some more thoughts.

Nick Abbey

Scratching the surface

20/10/2014 | By Nick Abbey

A strategy to increase the housing options for elderly people would have a positive impact on the young and old

Kathleen Kelly

Tackling poverty post Lyons

17/10/2014 | By Kathleen Kelly

The Lyons review paves the way for new homes, but Kathleen Kelly says we need more to ensure housing protects against poverty.

Chief executive, Orbit Group

After the Lyons roar

17/10/2014 | By Paul Tennant

Although calls for a strategy to fix Britain’s broken housing market are not new, the Lyons review should be a catalyst for fresh thought and action to solve the housing crisis

Jules Birch

Lyons made

16/10/2014 | By Jules Birch

The Lyons Review is the most significant report on new housing supply in years but it’s much more convincing on private sector housebuilding than social housing.

Former BBC trust chair

Reaction to the Lyons review Video

16/10/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Today, Ed Miliband announced a swathe of new measures to increase house building in response to the Lyons Housing Review.

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Improving prospects

15/10/2014 | By Neil Smith

A new report by the National House Building Council looks at the unprecendented decline in small house builders

Aman Sahota

No PRS answer

15/10/2014 | By Aman Sahota

Aman Sahota from Lewis Silkin argues that a new ‘use class’ in planning regulations is not the way to encourage institutions to invest in the private rented sector

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