Property Partner has suggested that the 22,000 empty council-owned garages in London could be turned into 16,000 one bed flats.

The number of homes being planned on green belt land in England has increased to more than 360,000, figures show.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a report calling on the government to do more to help Syrian torture survivors arriving in the UK as refugees.

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has published a report calling on cities and local authorities to take the lead in supporting sustainable development in their local areas.

Islington Council’s 2017/18 budget proposals include £40 million to build badly-needed new council homes.

Local authority leadership is key in supporting the delivery of sustainable new homes and communities, a new green paper says.

A survey carried out by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), and commissioned by the National Trust, has revealed 72 per cent of ward councillors believe the local planning system benefits developers at the expense of councils and local communities.

The City of York Council has successfully bid for just over £2.76 million worth of funding that will help secure 65 new affordable homes.

Tenants from Pembrokeshire County Council’s social housing waiting list will be housed in Wales’ ‘Pentre Solar’.

£7 billion has been made available for the government’s affordable housing programme to meet the diverse housing needs of the country.

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils to do more to root out ‘criminal’ landlords providing sub-standard accommodation.

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has confirmed that new homes for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old will become available at a discount of at least 20 per cent below market value.

The government has announced it will back the first ever garden villages, which have the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes across England.

Research has found that rough sleepers are victim to excessive levels of abuse by the public, including theft, sexual assault and physical violence

A new £60 million fund will help almost 150 councils tackle the problem of high levels of second homeownership in their communities.

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.