Construction and development

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


Changes to CIL will not deliver homes, say developers

23/04/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Government changes to the community infrastructure levy and section 106 regime will not deliver more homes, 75 per cent of developers polled at a recent seminar said.

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Care provider signs ninth deal with developer

23/04/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

A care provider has signed its ninth deal, for a 35-year lease agreement, with Castleoak.

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Government 'storing up problems' with viability tests, says Tory council

22/04/2014 | By Pete Apps

The leader of a Conservative council attacked the government for ‘storing up problems for the future’ by allowing developers to scrap affordable homes to protect profits.

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Full value

22/04/2014 | By Jules Birch

With 13 months left until the general election, how can housing demonstrate its economic, social and political value?


Building bonanza

17/04/2014 | By Nick Duxbury

Before the reforms to housing revenue accounts, there was speculation about the extent councils would use their powers to build.

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Housing review offers complete picture

15/04/2014 | By Jules Birch

As ever the new UK Housing Review offers a mix of authoritative statistics and some fascinating new insights on housing across all tenures.

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