AFFORDABLE HOUSING

social housing

May pledges £2bn for affordable homes & calls for an end to social housing...

Theresa May has told  housing associations they have £2bn worth of investment over the next 10 years  in order to help ease the housing crisis
Leyland development

Lovell gets the green light for £45m Leyland development

The plans to build 200 new homes using modern methods of construction (MMC) in Leyland were approved by South Ribble Borough Council last week with work set to start on the greenfield site later this year
Community Housing fund

Phase two of Community Housing fund now open

Phase two of the £163m Community Housing Fund launched on 17 September for community-led groups to drive forward their ambitions for delivering new affordable housing schemes across England up to 31 March 2020
housing association

Catalyst Housing details new £900m contractor line-up

Catalyst housing association has increased the number of preferred contractors to deliver its annual building programme of around 800 homes
build to rent

TfL seeks build to rent partner for 3,000 homes

Transport for London (TfL) is set to launch its search for a partner to create a build to rent joint venture to help deliver homes on some of London’s most well-connected sites
new homes in Scotland

Housebuilder announces plans for 4,000 new homes in Scotland

Barratt Developments has acquired 14 sites as part of plans to build nearly 4,000 new homes in Scotland, in response to the “continued demand for its new homes”
construction jobs outside of London

Manchester tops leader board for most construction jobs outside of London

Reseach from data scientists Adzuna has discovered the top 5 cities for employment outside of London, with Manchester topping the leader board.
new homes

Cheshire East benefits from record number of new homes

Cheshire East Council has reported that a record number of new homes were built in the area last year to meet local demand
Help to Buy

HBF urges Government to protect Help to Buy

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) have released a new report highlighting the benefits of the Help to Buy scheme, urging the Government to maintain it
affordable housing

Sadiq Kahn announces strategic partners to deliver affordable housing scheme

Catalyst and A2Dominion have been announced as strategic partners among eight other housing associations to deliver 60% of new homes as affordable housing.
benefit freeze

Benefit freeze risks fuelling homelessness, warns CIH

The housing benefit freeze has put private renting out of reach for most low-income tenants and puts thousands at risk of poverty and homelessness, says the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
Help to Buy scheme

Figures reveal wealthier households benefit from Help to Buy scheme

Thousands of households earning more than £100,000 a year are benefitting from the government’s Help to Buy scheme to get on the property ladder, leading to calls for the programme to be reformed
affordable homes

The Mayor of London seeks to tackle housing affordability

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plans to deliver 10,000 council homes over the next four years are a welcome step in the right direction but much more needs to be done in order to tackle the capital’s housing crisis, says Matthew Good, director of planning at WYG
Right to Buy Pilot

Government launch £200m Right to Buy Pilot to boost social home ownership

Thousands of social housing association tenants are being given the chance to realise their dream of home ownership, with the launch of the Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot

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