AFFORDABLE HOUSING

timber frame

Cost analysis highlights timber frame savings

Timber frame construction is only marginally cheaper than masonry for affordable housing but is significantly quicker, according to a new study by cost consultant Rider Levett Bucknall UK
foreign workers

Moody’s: Ireland faces skilled foreign workers shortage

Moody’s rating agency has warned that rising rents and house prices in Ireland could deter skilled foreign workers, although there is currently no indication that the economy is overheating
temporary accommodation

Households in Temporary Accommodation Rise by 60%, report reveals

Figures released by the House of Commons in their 2018 report ‘Households in Temporary Accommodation’ (England) says there has been a 60% increase in the number of households in temporary accommodation in the last six years.
sheerwater

New masterplan for Sheerwater in Surrey submitted to council for planning consent

Thamesway Development Ltd have put forward plans to transform a post-war housing estate in Woking Surrey.
first-time buyers

More affordable homes needed to help first-time buyers

Following the recent publication of the amount of first-time buyers benefiting from the changes to stamp duty, David Baybut Head of Real Estate and Partner at national law firm Stephensons, considers the scope of affordable housing and says substantial action is still required
Raynsford Review

CPRE react to interim report of the Raynsford Review

CPRE welcomes a new interim report by former housing minister Nick Raynsford reviewing the planning system in England, which will be presented to the House of Lords today (15 May)
land developments

Sadiq Khan calls for more powers to speed up land developments in London

Research commissioned by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has shown how we can learn from countries such as the Netherlands, Germany and the USA on how to speed up processes on land developments.
Home Building Fund

Stewart Milne Homes to deliver 500 homes through the Home Building Fund

Stewart Milne Homes North West has secured £11.5m from Homes England through the Home Building Fund to allow the delivery of around 500 new homes in the North West with a development value of £125m
renting

The Rise of Rentals: What the Future Holds

In the face of ever inflating house prices, renting has become the only option for many would-be buyers. With reports indicating a quarter of UK households will rent privately by 2021, this new market dynamic presents a serious set of challenges and opportunities for stakeholders at every level.
land trusts

UK housing crisis could be saved by land trusts, report suggests

A report titled ‘Remodelling Capitalism’ produced by City, University of London and Friends Provident Foundation suggests that land trusts could manage all public land that is suitable for future development and transform it into social housing for the next generation.
affordable housing

UK councils in dire need for affordable housing

A report conducted by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) suggests that 63% of UK councils are struggling to secure affordable housing due to deregulation of planning and lack of investment.
Edinburgh

Ambitious plans set to ‘revamp’ Edinburgh

Edinburgh Council is examining ‘ambitious plans’ to revamp the public realm of the Scottish capital’s city centre. Delivering the opening keynote at a Built Environment Networking event, the authority’s Head of Place Development Michael Thain said the city was in the middle of a building boom

Affordable Housing: A Focus on Construction

The Homeowners Survey of 2018 states that people living in the UK today are more concerned about property prices and availability of homes than they were 5 years ago. With home quality also a concern these findings equate to an overall lack of confidence in the housing sector
rough sleepers

Brokenshire awards funding to reduce rough sleeping

Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has announced new pilot projects in three areas of England to support getting rough sleepers with complex needs off the streets and into stable and affordable accommodation

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