HOUSING

State of housing

Report: State of housing across the EU is ‘critical’

Research has shown that the state of housing across the EU is ‘critical’, as growth recovery sees house prices rising faster than income in most member states
energy efficient behaviour

Encouraging consumers to adopt energy efficient behaviour

A host of government initiatives have failed to persuade householders to implement energy efficient behaviour. Simon Storer, Chief Executive of BRUFMA, examines how we break through this engagement barrier
build to rent

Build to rent development in Birmingham gains funding

Financial service Legal & General has agreed to fund a major Birmingham build to rent (BTR) development site known as Newhall Square for £53m
Housing Infrastructure Fund

Housing Infrastructure Fund: What is it and will it really make a difference?

Does the £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund represent the next stage of a measured, strategic approach to tackling the housing crisis or is it another knee-jerk reaction? David Edwards of Place-Make assesses its likely impact
London boroughs

London boroughs estimated to fall short of housing needs

According to a new report, outer London boroughs in transport zones 5 and 6 are expected to build just 17% of the homes required in 2017
supported housing

DCLG minister says they are close to a decision on supported housing

Speaking to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, ministers from DCLG said it would not be long before a decision was made on supported housing
Regeneration project

Regeneration project transforms ‘troubled’ estate

A former council estate in Plymouth is part-way through a major regeneration which is giving its new and returning residents a feeling of security and sense of pride about their new community
Halifax survey

Halifax survey highlights UK house price rise

According to the latest Halifax survey, buyers are ignoring Brexit uncertainty as UK house prices soar at their fastest rate for eight months in September
Affordable housing in Wales

Affordable housing in Wales to receive £340m budget

Affordable housing in Wales is to become a priority, as Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford reveals a new £340m draft budget
equity loan scheme

Further investment announced for Help to Buy equity loan scheme

The government has announced it will invest a further £10bn in the Help to Buy equity loan scheme
council house

May to announce council house expansion

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to reveal plans for a ‘significant’ increase in the building of council houses as part of her closing speech in today’s Manchester conference
Local Plans

Local Plans – cost vs correctness

Emma Jones, Manager at Ramboll Environ, and Ben Christian, Senior Planner at Vail Williams, discuss the Local Plans process
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iKozie home to tackle homelessness

The initial innovative iKozie home is ready to house its first occupant, helping to ease homelessness in Worcester, UK
London YIMBY

London YIMBY – A new approach to tackling the housing crisis

The YIMBY campaign aims to get the right homes in the right places by giving individual streets new powers over planning. London YIMBY's John Myers explains