Oxford planning policy to be scrapped

Oxford City Council could lose out on hundreds of new council houses, after government-appointed inspectors scrapped a key planning policy.

Community group-buying scheme for home solar panels

Greater Manchester residents are coming together as a community to create a group-buying scheme for solar panels on their homes.

Portsmouth food waste collects over 22 tonnes

Over 22 tonnes of food waste has so far been collected in the first two weeks of the food waste collection trial in Portsmouth.

Green housing revolution unveiled by government

Robert Jenrick has said that a new green standard for new build homes will bring an environmental revolution to home building.

Current social housing emissions not enough to reach net-zero

The Sustainable Energy Association has published a new report to demonstrate how social housing can lead the way to net-zero.

Campaign calls on councils to act on homeless veterans

No Homeless Veterans campaign aims to reduce veterans’ homelessness as close to zero as possible

LGA raises concerns about farm buildings being converted into homes

Latest figures show the number of agricultural to residential conversions in England has risen from 226 to 743 in two years, mostly in rural areas.

Selling off of public land failing social housing delivery

The New Economics Foundation has found that only six per cent of homes built on sold-off public land will be for affordable social rent.

£20 million to help Welsh housing associations

The Welsh Government has announced more than £20 million to help housing associations buy land to build more homes.

MPs question value of Help to Buy

Many have been helped into home ownership thanks to Help to Buy, but MPs say many of those buyers did not require financial help.

30,000 additional homes a year needed for later living

A new report has called for 30,000 additional homes for later living every year to boost mental and physical health of older people.

Vulnerable people sleeping rough drops by a third

The Rough Sleeping Initiative has helped reduce the number of vulnerable people sleeping rough by 32 per cent.

Funding to crackdown on illegal Green Belt building

Councils are set to receive nearly £2 million in government funding to crack down on illegal developments on the nation’s Green Belt.

Burnham announces £6m for homelessness scheme

Andy Burnham has announced a £6 million funding package for the second phase of the flagship A Bed Every Night scheme.

Manchester commits to building more affordable housing

Manchester City Council has committed to revising the overall number of homes to be delivered in the city from 20,000 to 32,000.

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