Social Housing news in South east

Southern specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Sophie Barnes

Senior reporter

E-mail: sophie.barnes@insidehousing.co.uk

Phone: 020 7772 8436

Fax: 020 7772 8591

housing market

L&Q market sale and rent activity ramps up

17/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

L&Q ramped up its delivery of market sale and rent units during the nine months to 31 December 2016, as its social housing activity dropped.

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North Essex councils launch 40,000-home development vehicle

13/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Four Essex councils have set up a company to oversee the development of three new ‘garden communities’ in the county, with the potential to provide up to 40,000 homes.

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L&Q's Gallagher purchase could unlock 5,000 homes per year

02/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

L&Q’s landmark £505m acquisition of one of the country’s largest strategic land companies could result in the delivery of 5,000 new homes every year.

housing finance

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. 

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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.

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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.