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.

Affordable homes pledge made by Westminster City Council

Westminster City Council has set out its ambition to build 1,495 new homes every year, insisting six in every ten are for middle-income families.

Housing law change putting social housing at risk

A proposal to speed up the creation of new homes could provide a ‘get-out clause’ for developers to avoid providing affordable homes.

Half of young people facing homelessness not supported

More than half of young people facing homelessness who approached their local council for help last year received no meaningful support.

Unsafe cladding 'still affecting thousands'

New figures have revealed that thousands of people in England are still living in tower blocks with unsafe cladding.

£2 million to crackdown on rogue landlords

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced a £2 million funding boost for councils to tackle irresponsible and rogue landlords.

Second-home tax rules to be reviewed

A business rates ‘loophole’ which could be costing English councils millions in lost council tax is to be reviewed by ministers.

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