AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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The freezing housing market

The UK housing market ended 2018 on a weak note with uncertainty still biting, alongside continuing lack of stock and affordability issues.
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Planners condemn permitted development rights

Permitted development rights that bypass local scrutiny to deliver housing in England put quality and affordability at risk, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
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Solving the social housing conundrum

David Baybut, head of Real Estate at Stephensons, discusses the recent plunge in social housing figures and explores how ‘new thinking’ can grow the stock of homes for social rent.
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Government urged to increase social housing delivery

The Social Housing Commission set up by Shelter has called for a further three million social homes over the next 20 years to help combat the on-going housing crisis.
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Greater Manchester leaders outline radical housing plans

Greater Manchester’s leaders have set out radical housing and transport plans to ensure the city-region can thrive at a time of national uncertainty.
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GMB welcome rejected planning permission for Sutton Estate

GMB has welcomed the decision to reject the Clarion Housing Group’s appeal for planning permission to replace 70 social housing units at the William Sutton estate.

Households in temporary accommodation rise by 5%

The latest government figures published today show that there are currently more than 80,000 households in temporary accommodation.
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Birmingham exceeds housebuilding target by 108%

Birmingham has exceeded the annual housebuilding targets over the last three years by 108%, revealing that confidence in the housing market in the city is improving.
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Report sheds light on community-led solutions to housing crisis

A new report has revealed how community-led housing has the potential to generate a wealth of benefits amidst the housing crisis.
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TfL and Barratt get the green light for Blackhorse Point development

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it has been given the go-ahead to start building hundreds of new homes working with Barratt London as part of its Property Partnership Framework.
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West Midlands sees massive increase in affordable home completions

The West Midlands saw a 33% rise in affordable homes completed during the last year, making it nearly three times ahead of the national average increase.
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Housing associations form “united front” with London boroughs to tackle housing crisis

A group of housing associations responsible for almost 600,000 homes have pledged to form a “united front” with London councils to build more affordable homes and launch a new assault on the housing crisis.
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Shortlist revealed for 725 homes at £6bn Meridian Water site

Enfield Council has revealed the four shortlisted developers for the first 725-housing site on its £6bn Meridian Water site.
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Cheshire West Council invest millions into building new affordable homes

The Cheshire West and Chester Council has received grant funding of £14.68 million to produce 700 new homes across the borough.

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