Council calls for government planning reform rethink

Hackney Council has said that proposed planning reforms will undermine local democracy, fail to tackle the housing crisis and lead to poorer quality new development.

£4 million fund to increase community led affordable housing

Communities will be given more opportunities to build homes in their neighbourhood thanks to a newly-launched £4 million fund.

Government opens a triple win upgrade for social housing

Households are set to benefit from warmer, greener social homes, with social housing providers given the chance to bid for government funding.

Proposals to help people build their own homes welcomed

Proposals to help more people build their own homes have been ‘warmly welcomed’ by the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

Double London housebuilding to tackle housing crisis

London needs 90-100,000 new homes each year to tackle the housing crisis – double the number currently being built.

Figures show Help to Buy loans pass £20 billion

The number of people purchasing a home through the Help to Buy scheme is at an all-time high, according to new figures.

Flagship first-time buyers scheme now open for bids

Home builders across England are being invited to bid for their share of a £150 million package by offering plots for sale as First Homes.

Expert group created to advise on social housing sector

Housing experts have been brought together to form a new expert panel to advise on the delivery of the social housing white paper.

£250m towards 20,000 low carbon homes for rent in Wales

The Welsh Government has doubled its spending on social housing for rent, committing an initial £250 million for 20,000 new low carbon homes.

New planning requirements on fire safety

New planning requirements will seek to ensure that high-rise developments consider fire safety at the earliest stages of planning.

£62m for sustainable supply of affordable homes in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has announced a £62 million capital investment to increase the sustainable supply of affordable homes.

Council leaders warn of temporary accommodation crisis

As many as 119,830 children in England will be living in temporary accommodation during the end-of-year Summer school break.

New training academy in Manchester to teach retrofitting

Greater Manchester has taken its first key step towards becoming carbon neutral by 2038 through the launch of a retrofitting skills training academy.

Increase in new energy efficient homes

New government figures indicate a 16 per cent increase in supply of energy efficient homes compared to last year.

Metro Mayors join forces on Housing First extension

Three Metro Mayors have joined forces to call for an extension of the Housing First pilot scheme for tackling homelessness.


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