Schemes & Initiatives
The government is considering a radical shake-up of planning negotiations, by rolling affordable housing payments into a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime.
Affordable housing thresholds set by councils while they draw up Local Plans could be dismissed after a High Court case went against a North Yorkshire authority this week.
The government has named the local authorities and housing associations that will take a share of its £32m estates regeneration grant fund.
The government has invested 5% of its £1.2bn Starter Homes Land Fund in 27 sites, the housing minister has revealed.
Planning departments approved 6% more residential applications than a year ago, official statistics released today show.
Once Scotland’s generous grant funding has run out, housing associations will have to turn to private investment, says Richard Jennings
Kier has announced a joint venture with an 11,000-home housing association as it reports a growth in profits in its half year results.
Kingston Council is looking for a partner to develop up to 2,000 homes at a town centre estate, in the latest scheme marking a shift in the market towards outer London boroughs.
An east London borough has launched an affordable housing company with the acquisition of 211 planned units at the former West Ham football stadium.
Legal & General is set to deliver a new 171-unit build-to-rent scheme in Bath.
Housing organisations should embrace peer assessments as they can provide important new perspectives, says Gary Josey
Small landlords are capable of developing new homes without jeopardising their core strengths, says Clare Norton
There has never been a better time for the sector to demonstrate the crucial role it can play in remedying Britain’s chronic housing issues, says Bjorn Howard
Nick Johnstone reports from day three of the giant property event MIPIM in Cannes, in which social landlords are increasingly taking an interest
A housing association consortium has changed its new framework after struggling to receive tenders for smaller schemes. Nigel Wilson of JV North explains more
A house builder’s credit rating has been placed under review by a credit agency after it sold its regeneration business earlier this month.
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.
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Affordable housing completions in Scotland have dropped by 6% in a year, according to the latest Scottish Government statistics.
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Nick Johnstone reports from day two of the giant property event MIPIM in Cannes, in which social landlords are increasingly taking an interest
Nick Johnstone reports from the giant property event MIPIM in Cannes, in which social landlords are increasingly taking an interest
Lord Bob Kerslake has agreed to become chair of a council’s wholly owned regeneration company.
Clarion faces higher debt, increased cash flow volatility and lower interest covers as it steps up its exposure to market sale, a credit agency has said.
The Scottish Government will make £590m available this year to increase the supply of affordable homes in Scotland.
Bovis Homes has rejected two merger bids from major house builders Redrow and Galliford Try, but will continue talks with Galliford Try.
The output of public housing construction and repairs and maintenance have slowed, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.
Clive Feeney of the SPA explains the role of procurement in Scotland’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme
Housing associations will not spend government funding earmarked for supported housing schemes unless more certainty is given over the Local Housing Allowance cap.
The short-term fix on social care should be followed with fundamental reform that acknowledges the role of housing, says Emma Maier
Glasgow City Council has announced it will make land available for registered social landlords to build 1,500 homes.
Inside Housing pulls out key figures from this year’s UK Housing Review
Abigail Davies argues the lack of new housing initiatives in the Budget is preferable to social landlords having to adapt existing plans
THE BUDGET: The full transcript of Philip Hammond’s speech - with passages likely to be of interest to the housing sector in bold.
THE BUDGET: The government has moved £200m in housing association grants forward a year, which has helped lower its borrowing outlook from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
City of York Council is entering into a “strategic partnership” with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), which could lead to the delivery of 5,000 homes.
Willmott Partnership Homes has been selected by the London Borough of Hounslow’s housing company to deliver 1,500 homes in a £90m joint venture.
THE BUDGET: A City Hall taskforce will consider a new approach to funding infrastructure as it receives a package of further devolution measures from central government.
Notting Hill Housing and joint venture partner U+I have won the opportunity to develop 400 homes on a Transport for London-owned site in Kidbrooke.
The Housing White Paper has done little to provide answers for the regional challenges the sector faces, says Carol Matthews