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.