regeneration programme,

£10m regeneration programme for North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Council is set to launch a multi-million pound regeneration of its Council housing estates.
social rent, SDLT,

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.
Social Housing Commission,

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.
Greater Manchester, housing, transport,

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.
planning permission, Sutton estate, Social housing,

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.
housebuilding, birmingham,

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.
National Building Approval,

Birmingham join National Building Approval scheme to combat crime

Birmingham City Council has joined the National Building Approval scheme to incorporate crime prevention techniques into all its new social housing developments.
affordable homes

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.
sprinklers installed

Labour investigation reveals only 4% of London council blocks have sprinklers

A Labour Party investigation into fire safety in tall tower blocks has discovered that just 4% of London’s high rise council housing blocks have sprinklers installed.
Affordable Housing Supply

Affordable Housing Supply figures show 12% increase in affordable homes

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has published new Affordable Housing Supply figures which show a 12% increase in affordable homes from 2016-17 to 2017-18.
development-led regeneration

The impact of developer-led regeneration on Greater Manchester

Professor Karel Williams of Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester explores regeneration in Greater Manchester.
social housing bill

Social housing bill set to climb to £71 billion by 2050

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has warned the bill for social housing will soar to £71 billion by 2050 if urgent action is not taken.
cladding, social sector

£248m released to replace unsafe cladding in social sector

The government has released £248m to 12 councils and 31 housing associations for the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from 135 buildings
framework providers

LHC frameworks: Helping you navigate the procurement minefield

Ian Brown, Client Support Manager for LHC’s north region, shares his views on why framework providers, LHC’s partnerships work.

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