The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has published a report calling on cities and local authorities to take the lead in supporting sustainable development in their local areas.

Islington Council’s 2017/18 budget proposals include £40 million to build badly-needed new council homes.

Local authority leadership is key in supporting the delivery of sustainable new homes and communities, a new green paper says.

A survey carried out by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), and commissioned by the National Trust, has revealed 72 per cent of ward councillors believe the local planning system benefits developers at the expense of councils and local communities.

The City of York Council has successfully bid for just over £2.76 million worth of funding that will help secure 65 new affordable homes.

Tenants from Pembrokeshire County Council’s social housing waiting list will be housed in Wales’ ‘Pentre Solar’.

£7 billion has been made available for the government’s affordable housing programme to meet the diverse housing needs of the country.

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils to do more to root out ‘criminal’ landlords providing sub-standard accommodation.

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has confirmed that new homes for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old will become available at a discount of at least 20 per cent below market value.

The government has announced it will back the first ever garden villages, which have the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes across England.

Research has found that rough sleepers are victim to excessive levels of abuse by the public, including theft, sexual assault and physical violence

A new £60 million fund will help almost 150 councils tackle the problem of high levels of second homeownership in their communities.

Home ownership rates among 25-year-olds have plummeted by more than half in 20 years, analysis shows.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has set out plans for a £50 million ‘move-on’ housing fund to help homeless people progress from hostels and refuges to long-term accommodation.

Surrey County Council has unveiled plans to build 600 homes for older and disabled people within the next decade, in a bid to save £3 million annually.

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