AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Offsite

Exporting Ireland: Offsite, digital and the future of Irish construction

PBC Today talks to Enterprise Ireland’s John Hunt, about the role of offsite and in improving efficiency, delivering “wow factor” and tackling the housing crisis on both sides of the Irish Sea
Build to Rent

Build to Rent Newhall Square project underway

Spitfire Urbane and Legal & General have announced that work is now officially underway at the £53m Build to Rent (BTR) project in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter
planning departments

Council planning departments missing out on £70m, LGA warns

Council planning departments are set to miss out on an extra £70m by the end of the financial year, ‘hampering’ their ability to process applications, if the Government does not urgently bring forward measures to increase planning fees, the LGA has warned
Modular Construction

The Meteoric Rise of Modular Construction

As Theresa May calls on developers across Britain to play their part in tackling a critical shortage of affordable homes, it’s clear the UK’s housing crisis is still very much at boiling point. With the need to find a viable solution that will reduce build time, cut costs and meet environmental specifications, both government bodies and housing developers face a challenge - but could modular housing be the answer?
energy efficient homes

Keepmoat Regeneration to build energy efficient homes for North Sighthill

Construction is underway on a new £35 million regeneration project to provide 316 energy efficient homes in North Sighthill Keepmoat Regeneration will deliver an affordable housing development which will comprise of 96 energy efficient homes for social rent, 88 affordable homes for mid-market rent and 132 flats and family homes...
Planning Delivery Fund

£25m Planning Delivery Fund opens to local authorities

A new £25m Planning Delivery Fund to help local authorities delivery housing and infrastructure has opened for bids
draft London Plan

Khan launches draft London Plan to increase housing capacity

Sadiq Khan is ready to ‘rip up’ planning rules in challenging housebuilders to develop affordable housing sites at higher densities to substantially increase capacity in London
sector deal

BPF submits sector deal proposal to build 500,000 homes

The British Property Federation (BPF) has announced it has submitted a Sector Deal proposal to government on behalf of the real estate industry
planning consent

Outline planning consent development acquired by L&G

Legal & General (L&G) has attained a 272-acre site in Wokingham, Berkshire, which has outline planning consent for 1,500 new homes
stamp duty

Autumn Budget abolishes stamp duty for first-time buyers

In his Budget Chancellor Philip Hammond has abolished stamp duty for most first-time buyers and promised £1.5bn to "address concerns" about the flagship universal credit scheme
Garden Cities

TCPA calls on Government to back Garden Cities

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) is calling on Government to use the Autumn Statement to commit to a programme of affordable and high-quality new Garden Cities
UK property market

Poll reveals keys to success in the UK property market

With 11 house-hunters for every home on the market, a new homebuyer poll has revealed the keys to success in the UK property market
Community Housing

Community Housing Cymru unveils ’20-year vision’ for new homes

Community Housing Cymru (CHC) wants a full review of affordable housing in Wales – unveiling a 20-year plan of its own that doubles the sector’s home delivery rate to 75,000
housebuilding in London

Sadiq Khan urges chancellor to support housebuilding in London

Sadiq Khan wants the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to take emergency action to support housebuilding in the forthcoming Budget

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