The government is considering a radical shake-up of planning negotiations, by rolling affordable housing payments into a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime.
The government will make it easier for councils to police office-to-residential conversions if they can demonstrate they are delivering on their housing targets.
The government has invested 5% of its £1.2bn Starter Homes Land Fund in 27 sites, the housing minister has revealed.
Nearly two-thirds of councils across England are struggling to find tenancies for homeless people, a report by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed.
The government has announced that £402m of funding over the next two years will be targeted at the councils with the greatest homelessness demand.
Councils sold more than 3,000 homes through the Right to Buy in the final quarter of 2016, taking the total sold under large discounts to over 50,000.
The government will not legislate to force councils to extend the Right to Buy to affordable homes built through their housing companies.
Homelessness prevention duties are closer than ever to making it onto the statute books. Sophie Barnes asks what this might mean for English councils
Council companies are the newest players in the housebuilding sector. Sophie Barnes analyses the growth of this quiet, but rapidly expanding, new sector.
Birmingham City Council is planning to use compulsory purchase orders to seize undeveloped land from developers. Sophie Barnes looks at whether others could follow.