Cities, houses and greenbelt-related problems

What is the relationship between housing and cities? Ahead of the General Election, Andrew Carter explores the policies and problems

How we build 300,000 of the right homes in the right places

Let’s make the current housebuilding system efficient before a new one sets us fresh challenges, says Rico Wojtulewicz

Local authority direct delivery of housing

Tom Kenny looks at the way in which local authorities can help to tackle the current housing crisis

Returning to our council building roots

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson discusses why Liverpool is turning back the clock and restarting a council house building programme

The battle for planning approval success

There are no short cuts to local authority planning approval, says Sam Dewar, who believes that close co-operation is key to securing success in 2019

Local authority planning: Unravelling the ties that bind

The private sector needs to better appreciate the current parlous state of local authority planning, writes Sam Dewar

Tackling the housing crisis: a planner’s perspective

Where are the future new sites going to come from that will enable us to build the houses we need? Sam Dewar explores

Tackling the Greater South East’s housing crisis

Anthony Breach explains why policy makers need to be braver in addressing the current housing crisis and build on the green belt

The Chartered Institute of Housing annual conference and exhibition is the leading event in the UK housing calendar – and this year, Housing 2016 promises more innovation, ideas and inspiration than ever before. Government Business looks ahead to the show.

Housing and health resources

Online housing tools help improve housing and the health of residents, says Bob Mayho, Principal Policy Officer for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Planning for tough times

Amid cuts to local authority funding, Mike Harris, deputy head of policy and research at the Royal Town Planning Institute, makes the case for investing properly in planning.

In August, a £26 million fund was announced for house builders that will be used to acquire brownfield sites to provide land for starter homes

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