New homes to produce a third less carbon

New homes and buildings will have to produce significantly less CO2 under new rules to help the country move towards net zero.

Framework to support council’s net zero renovations

UKGBC has published a framework to support cities and local authorities to measure the impacts and wider benefits of building retrofit.

Data shows 274,000 people in England are homeless

New research published by Shelter shows that more than 274,000 people are homeless in England right now, including 126,000 children.

Pressure on councils’ infrastructure is ‘excessive’

The government should rapidly implement a new strategic planning model to closer align housebuilding and infrastructure in county areas.

Help people spend later years in new urban retirement housing

Older people should be helped to spend their later years in new urban retirement housing in town and city centres rather than the coast or the countryside.

£51 million to tackle fuel poverty in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has committed £51 million to help keep Londoners warm and tackle fuel poverty.

New campaign launched to help London’s rough sleepers

Sadiq Khan has launched his annual Winter Rough Sleeping Fundraising Campaign, urging the government to ‘wake up’ to the dangers facing the vulnerable in the capital.

New government drive to develop brownfield land

Derelict sites across the country will be transformed into new homes under a flagship government scheme to regenerate brownfield land.

Wales launches the Ending Homelessness Action Plan

The Welsh Government is announcing a new £30 million funding pot over five years for local authorities to help end homelessness.

MPs back stronger policy on renewable heating in homes

MPs support stronger government policy to scale up the installation of renewable heating technologies for new and existing homes.

Fourteen ‘brownfield’ sites have been identified for nearly 3,000 new homes in the Liverpool City Region.

All social homes required to have smoke alarms fitted

People living in social housing will be safer in their homes under new rules that will mean smoke alarms must be fitted in all rented accommodation.

5,000 homes approved to be built in flood zones

More than 5,000 new homes in flood-risk areas of England have been granted planning permission so far this year.

Social housing key to levelling up agenda

Shelter has warned that a failure to include social housing in the government’s upcoming ‘levelling up’ plan may escalate the housing emergency.

Space for 1.3 million homes is being ignored

Brownfield land in England could potentially accommodate over 1.3 million new homes – an increase of almost 10 per cent on 2020.


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