A report has called on local government to make land available for groups who desire to establish cohousing communities.

York City Council has revealed in its Local Plan that it has earmarked land which it intends to build 10,700 new homes upon, by 2037.

A scheme set up by Enfield Council to reduce how much is spent on accommodation for vulnerable families has reportedly saved almost £1 million.

Councils are calling for supported housing to be exempt from the housing benefit cap to prevent the most vulnerable people from losing their homes.

New figures released by the DCLG have revealed that the number of newly built homes is at the highest level since 2009.

1,000 new homes are to built in London as part of two multi-million pound deals.

According to research conducted by Shelter, a number of councils are unlawfully moving homeless families into temporary accommodation outside their own boroughs.

A report published by Centre for Policy Studies has advised that ‘pink zones’, a less regulated system, should be used instead of the current planning system, in order to successfully boost new housing.

The government’s commitment to increased devolution of powers to local areas, including the Northern Powerhouse, was included in the Queen’s Speech.

Pembrokeshire council is set to approve a planning application submitted by Pembrokeshire Housing Association, in a move that could boost affordable housing in the area.

Following weeks of resistance in the House of Lords, the new Housing and Planning Bill has received Royal Assent.

New research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found that housing allowances are not keeping up with rents in the private sector.

A judgement has ruled that builders developing sites of less than 10 homes will no longer have to make an affordable homes contribution.

The Land Registry has launched a consultation on the proposed draft Local Land Charges Rules 2017.

Lutterworth council has rejected a controversial plan to build 250 homes on valuable farming, despite not having a five-year supply of housing land.

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