AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

To stabilise housing prices, make home ownership affordable and encourage more housebuilding planning regulations need to be loosened
House prices hit record high despite political uncertainty

House prices hit record high despite political uncertainty

New data has revealed house prices in the UK hit a record high, despite political uncertainty from Brexit and the snap General Election
Homeownership aspirations saw a decline in 2017

Homeownership aspirations saw a decline in 2017

A new survey has revealed over 250,000 people have given up on the idea of homeownership, with increasing house prices and large deposits cited as the reason
New statistics on empty homes in the UK have been published

New statistics on empty homes in the UK have been published

The Department for Communities and Local Government say there are over 200,000 empty homes in the UK totalling £43 Billion
Housing associations are 'front and centre' in Housing White Paper

Housing associations are ‘front and centre’ in Housing White Paper

David Baybut, Head of Real Estate and Partner at law firm Stephensons outlines the key role housing associations have to play in tackling the shortage of homes
Council housing building programme in South Lanarkshire to double its targets by 2022

Council housing building programme in South Lanarkshire to double its targets by 2022

An ambitious council housing building programme expects to complete 1,000 extra homes by 2022, benefiting South Lanarkshire residents
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New build homes are out of reach for 80 per cent of working families

Research has revealed that some 80 per cent of working families are unable to afford to buy new build homes, even with government help schemes
Housing white paper

Housing White Paper: Acceleration needed for brownfield development

Michael Lunn, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Environmental Industries Commission answers what the Housing White Paper means for brownfield development
housing white paper

Housing White Paper: how the government will solve the housing crisis

The Housing White Paper was published today, with a focus on supporting SME housebuilders and giving councils greater flexibility to get Britain building Today the government has published its highly anticipated white paper. The document outlines how to fix the broken housing market and build more new homes across England,...
empty garages

Empty garages in London could be used to create 16,000 new homes

London councils are sitting on more than 22,000 empty garages that could be converted into thousands of flats for the capital
black country

Black Country gains £22m boost to deliver affordable homes

A £22m government grant will aid in the delivery of hundreds of affordable homes across the Black Country for the next four years
rural homes

Rural houses must be a consideration in the Housing White Paper

The government has been urged to remember the acute shortage of rural houses in the Housing White Paper, due to be published this month
Affordable homes

Affordable homes plan for Manchester could see 2,000 new builds a year

Under new plans from the city council more than 2,000 affordable homes a year could be built in Manchester for low income families
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Land prices should be reduced to build affordable housing, says Shelter

Housing charity Shelter is calling on the government to reduce land prices to help with the construction of more affordable homes