Housing plans risk ‘accessible homes crisis’

New research has revealed that less than a quarter of homes built outside London by 2030 will be suitable for older and disabled people.

New housing infrastructure rules introduced

New rules which make the way housing developers stump up money for infrastructure simpler and more transparent.

Tenant Fees Act comes into force

The highly-anticipated Tenant Fees Act, which will save renters across England an expected £240 million a year, came into force on 1 June.

Planning, not modular, key to housing crisis

The National Federation of Builders has claimed that modular housing will not and cannot solve the housing crisis.

Committee inquiry into long-term delivery housing

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing.

Northern Powerhouse lacks joined-up planning

Planning needs to be more joined up across the North to bring growth and prosperity to neglected towns and communities.

Domestic abuse survivors at risk of homelessness

Nearly 2,000 domestic abuse survivors are being put at risk of homelessness each year.

Boost for high streets as planning red tape is axed

New rules will enable thousands of homeowners to extend their properties quickly and easily without the need for a full planning application.

£55 million to boost development of 4,000 homes

Homes England has agreed funding deals with 12 local authorities to deliver 4,000 homes across England.

Government risks another Grenfell incident

The government has done nothing to adequately prepare fire and rescue services for a similar incident to the Grenfell fire.

Greater Exeter to receive new garden community

A new garden community of up to 20,000 much-needed new homes will be built across Exeter and the surrounding area.

Solar panels on nearly two million homes, say Labour

Jeremy Corbyn is set to outline radical plans to fit one and three quarter million homes with electricity-generating solar panels.

‘Patchy’ progress on youth homelessness prevention

A year after the Homelessness Reduction Act, progress on youth homelessness prevention has been found to be 'patchy'.

£8.5 million fund to deliver discounted homes

Kit Malthouse has announced a £8.5 million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes over a three-year pilot project.

Funding for rough sleepers with substance abuse

Adults who are sleeping rough and living with mental illness and substance misuse are set to benefit from £1.9 million of funding.

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