Sprinkler systems for Manchester’s council-owned high rises

Manchester City Council is set to approve the installation of sprinklers in the 36 council-owned high rise properties.

Brownfield land not the only solution to housing crisis

A new report has argued that the amount of brownfield land available will not be enough to meet the current housing need.

National Transfer Scheme to be expanded

A scheme ensuring that the care responsibilities of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is shared by local authorities is to be extended.

Liverpool City council to establish housing company

Liverpool City Council has announced plans to set up an ethical housing company to deliver 10,000 new homes across the city.

128,000 children to be homeless on Christmas day

A new report has revealed that a shocking 128,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas.

First council houses in Gateshead for 30 years

Gateshead Council has given the green light to the building of the first new council houses to be designed and built by the council for 30 years.

Burnham continues homelessness push

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has announced a new wave of radical proposals to address homelessness and save lives as winter draws in.

Council seeks views as part of Oxford2050 consultation

Oxford City Council is asking residents and businesses for their views on issues such as homes and climate change as part of the Oxford2050 consultation.

London council leaders seek housing freedoms

The Mayor of London and 21 London boroughs are urging the government to give the capital the investment it needs to build more affordable homes.

London councils plan £380m fire safety spend

Research has found that London councils are expecting to spend approximately £383 million to make social housing safer following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Council seeks government assurance over fire safety costs

Lambeth Council has urged the government to commit funding for local authorities for fire safety work following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

10,000 new affordable homes for Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has approved the draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan, which will see 10,000 affordable homes over the next five years.

New Hackney houses to suit Haredi religion

Hackney Council is planning to build new housing with religiously compliant features to appeal to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

LHA freeze risks increasing homelessness

The LGA has warned that the freeze on Local Housing Allowance LHA risks an increase in homelessness in the private sector.

Majority of affordable homes lost because of legal loophole

New research has revealed that property developers are avoiding building thousands of affordable homes each year due to a legal loophole.

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