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.

Government announces sprinkler review for high-rise homes

Thousands of residents will benefit from safer homes under proposals that would see sprinklers installed in new high-rise blocks of flats.

Communities to see how housing developers money is spent

Local people will be able to see how every pound of property developers’ cash is spent supporting the new homes their community needs.

Energy efficient homes in high demand

22 per cent of the UK public want integrated energy efficient appliances and electric car charging points in their next home.

MHCLG announces changes to shared ownership

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has unveiled a package of measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the housing ladder.

Right to Buy rules undermining council’s housing efforts

Housebuilding efforts by councils risk being undermined without reform to the Right to Buy scheme in next month’s Spending Round.

Universal Credit forcing tenants into rent arrears

New Residential Landlords Association research has revealed that Universal Credit is causing tenants to get behind with their rent.

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