New planning rules to speed up property building

A major review has said that new planning rules should be produced for sites with more than 1,500 homes to speed up build out rates.

Council housing could generate £320 billion for economy

Councils could generate £320 billion over the next 50 years if they were able to build a ‘new generation’ of high-quality council housing.

Plans to tighten tenant safety announced

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced plans to tighten health and safety standards for rental accommodation.

Satellite data to help public sector overcome challenges

Government departments, emergency services and local authorities will gain free access to thousands of high-resolution satellite images of Britain.

£1bn plan to build 11,000 new London council homes

Sadiq Khan has agreed plans with 26 London boroughs to build 11,000 new council homes at social rent levels over the next four years.

New £10m fund to improve London councils' housing

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is launching a new £10 million fund to increase London councils' housing and planning teams.

£248 million to make social sector homes safer

12 councils and 31 housing associations will receive funding for the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding from 135 buildings.

One in 10 deprived areas deemed ‘food desert’

Nearly one in 10 of the country’s most economically deprived areas are food deserts, with residents unable to afford fresh fruit and vegetables.

£20m fund to help homeless into private rented homes

The government has launched a £20 million fund to help those at risk of homelessness secure their own tenancy.

Public support more homes being built in their area

New polling has found that the majority of Britons would support more homes being built in their area.

Home adaptations to live at home for longer

Providing life-changing adaptations in the home can enable elderly people to carry out every day activities and live at home for longer.

Housing rental rules for 170,000 more properties

New rules which will help protect more people in privately rented homes from overcrowding have come into force this month.

Leicester announces council block sprinkler retrofit

Leicester City Council has announced that work to retrofit sprinkler systems to five council tower blocks will get underway in November.

New generation of council housing announced

The government has announced borrowing restrictions will be removed enabling councils to play a key role in delivering more homes.

Ambitious housing strategy for Cambridge and Peterborough

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has agreed a ‘bold’ housing strategy to help tackle the region’s housing needs.

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