Social Housing news in South east

Southern specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Sophie Barnes

Senior reporter


Phone: 020 7772 8436

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Essex housing association maintains rating, but outlook is negative

08/12/2016 | By Simon Brandon

Essex-based housing association Colne has retained its A+ credit rating from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, but has had its long-term outlook downgraded to negative. 


Housing association wins appeal against demolition of homes

17/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A housing association in the South East will no longer have to demolish 35 newly-built homes after winning a planning appeal.

For use in Inside Housing, 27 February 2015

Developer drops appeal against High Court ruling

12/04/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A developer has dropped its appeal against a High Court ruling which found Winchester Council broke the law by not consulting on a controversial development.

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Merger CEO vows to tackle 'dependency culture'

06/04/2016 | By Pete Apps

The chief executive of Hyde has warned housing associations have been “partly responsible” for creating a “dependency culture”, as she set out a vision for a new giant organisation.


Council company 'could protect stock from RTB'

22/03/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A Labour council hopes its new housing company will be allowed to buy the authority’s own vacant ‘high-value’ stock, preventing loss of homes to fund the Right to Buy extension.

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July date set for 47,000-home merger

10/03/2016 | By Carl Brown

Thames Valley Housing and Genesis have appointed a joint board and leadership team as they prepare to merge in July.