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Sanctuary to bring all development in-house

TOP STORY: Sanctuary Group aims to become the first social landlord to build all of its new homes through an in-house contractor.

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MPs launch inquiry into Local Plans

27/05/2016 10:22 am

The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into the process councils follow to form Local Plans.

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ONS’ grant correspondence revealed

27/05/2016 3:58 pm

The Treasury asked the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for information about its review of how to classify social housing grant, Inside Housing can reveal.

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DCLG allocates £1.5bn of New Homes Bonus cash

27/05/2016 3:49 pm

The government has announced New Homes Bonus grant allocations worth a total of £1.5bn for 2016/17.


DCLG reveals council rent cut exemption criteria

27/05/2016 11:21 am

The government has published guidance for councils on how to apply for an exemption from the 1% rent cut.


Completions drop 3%

26/05/2016 4:06 pm

The number of homes built in the first three months of this year decreased by 3% compared to the same period last year.

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Over 50s dominate Right to Buy pilots

26/05/2016 2:41 pm

The average age of tenants buying their homes through the Right to Buy pilots is more than 50, housing associations have revealed.

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Ex-finance director faces voyeurism charges

26/05/2016 1:30 pm

The ex-finance director of the largest housing association in Scotland has been charged with offences related to voyeurism.

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Latest AHF bond raises £161m

26/05/2016 10:22 am

A bond aggregator has raised £161m of development finance at record low rates, despite a slowdown in trading ahead of the EU referendum.

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    Planning gain?

    The government’s flagship planning framework was supposed to boost house building but has made little difference, says Colin Wiles

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    Hitting a million

    Jules Birch asks whether the government can meet its ‘commitment’ to build a million new homes in England


    Be like hobbits

    The Housing and Planning Act casts the government as Mordor in the war over social housing, says Ann O’Byrne

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    For use in Inside Housing, 13 May 2016

    Small and beautiful

    ANALYSIS: In the face of ‘mega-mergers’, smaller housing associations are setting out to prove bigger is not always better. Jess McCabe investigates

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