Liverpool’s Mayor launches new housing company

Liverpool City Council has launched its new housing company, Foundations, which can help residents buy their own homes.

Over 130,000 children will be homeless at Christmas

Housing charity Shelter has claimed that more than 130,000 children across Great Britain will spend Christmas in temporary accommodation.

Help to Buy aiding 400,000 onto the housing ladder

More than 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to the government’s Help to Buy schemes.

Combustible materials banned on high-rise homes

The government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and supporting to councils to carry out emergency remediation work.

Number of new homes continues to rise

Homes England says the number of homes being built in England has continued to rise in the first half of this financial year.

Substantial increase in affordable homes in West Midlands

The West Midlands saw a 33 per cent increase in affordable homes completed during the last year, which is three times the national average.

Office conversions costing communities affordable homes

Communities have missed out on more than 10,000 desperately-needed affordable homes in the past three years as a result of office conversions.

Sprinklers at only four per cent of capital’s high rise blocks

Just four per cent of London’s high rise council housing blocks have sprinklers installed, 18 months after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Social rent construction significantly drops in decade

New figures show that the number of new homes built for social rent has fallen by almost four-fifths in a decade.

320,000 people homeless in Britain

Shelter has said that there has been a 13,000 increase in the number of people recorded as homeless in Britain from last year.

2,000 villages overlooked for affordable homes

Villages are missing out on new affordable homes because they are classified as unsuitable for growth by the local planning process.

More energy efficient buildings in Bath

New buildings and developments in Bath and North East Somerset will have to be more energy efficient and better adapted to climate change.

222,000 new homes delivered last year

New figures showing that over 222,000 new homes were delivered in 2017 to 2018 have been welcomed by the Communities Secretary.

Housing investment favouring South of England

A new report has questioned the inconsistent funding of housing investment across the country, with investment favouring the South of England.

Local Plan for Bath & North East Somerset published

A number of options to deliver future developments across Bath and North East Somerset are going out to public consultation.

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