Planning framework must focus more on transport

A new report by the RTPI has revealed that only half of housing in the 12 fast growing cities in England is built within 2km of train stations.

More funding to reduce rough sleeping

James Brokenshire has awarded funding to Greater Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands to help the regions reduce rough sleeping.

Housing should be on par with health and education

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the government to make housing a human right like health or education.

Council homes for homeless in Brighton

The site of a former sheltered housing scheme has been converted by Brighton City Council to provide ten new houses for homeless families.

UK must build flood resilient homes

A new report has urged the government to create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage.

£568m for affordable housing in Scotland

More affordable homes will be delivered across Scotland this year after the government announced a £35 million increase to council allocations.

Review launched into carbon monoxide alarms

Dominic Raab has announced that a review will be taken into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England.

Brokenshire new Communites Secretary

Following Amber Rudd’s recent resignation, Theresa May has announced that Sajid Javid has been named as the new Home Secretary.

Government ‘overlooking the housing needs of older people’

The APPG on Housing and Care for Older People has reported that government policies are ‘overlooking the housing needs of older people’ in rural areas.

Stamp duty cut benefitting 69,000 households

The abolition of stamp duty land tax on properties under £300,000 has helped 69,000 first-time buyers since the relief was introduced.

Call for collaboration for well-designed homes delivery

Government ministers are set to urge industry to embrace the latest innovations to make sure that the UK builds the high quality homes its needs.

‘Clear power imbalance' in private rented sector

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has said that vulnerable tenants need greater legal protections from retaliatory evictions.

Local transport key to economic growth in north

The RTPI has urged Transport for the North to work closely with councils to ensure transport investment supports urban regeneration and sustainable patterns of growth.

Young people face prospect of never owning home

Policy makers should radically reform the private rental sector as a generation of young people face the prospect of never owning their own home.

Review announced for dealing with unauthorised caravan sites

The government will review the current laws and powers to deal with unauthorised caravan sites and developments.

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