Housing minister Gavin Barwell has lifted a controversial block on Birmingham’s 15-year strategy for the building of tens of thousands of new homes.
A Midlands housing association is significantly scaling up its land-led development for the first time, as it posts results showing a record surplus of £49m.
Councils in the West Midlands have set up a land commission to help improve the supply of land for new housing.
A group of housing associations in the West Midlands is exploring the potential for joint development, following the launch of a new partnership.
West Midlands housing associations have formed a ‘partnership’ which will seek to engage with the combined authority following devolution.
A planning inspector’s decision to sign off a development plan despite a 38,000-home shortfall has raised concerns about localised planning and could pave the way for more green belt development.
A Midlands council is set to take the management of its housing stock in-house to save at least £500,000 a year.
Greg Clark has overturned a decision by North West Leicestershire District Council to reject a 605-home development.
Birmingham Council plans to carry out a £60m programme of improvement works to its homes, despite the financial pressure exerted by the rent cut.
Housing associations have signed a joint deal with Birmingham Council to work together to address the housing challenges faced by the city.
A Midlands housing association has written to all 69 of its local MPs setting out the impact capping housing benefit would have on its supported housing schemes.
Councils in the Midlands have revealed the details of housing plans in their draft devolution agreement and called on the government to “seal the deal”.
Councils in the North of England and the Midlands have raised doubts over the “financial viability” of regenerating council estates using loans under a new £2.3bn estates regeneration programme.