SOCIAL HOUSING

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Vacant properties should house those on waiting lists, says GMB

Overall there is no alternative but for councils to increase the supply of council homes for rent at genuinely affordable rents, but using the already existing housing stock to house people is something that shouldn’t be overlooked, says GMB London.
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Over 2,800 social housing repossessions so far in 2019

Latest statistics from the government have revealed that of the 25 major cities in England and Wales, there were a grand total of 2,880 social housing repossessions.
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RLB to support new build housing programme in Bristol

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has been appointed by Bristol City Council to support the new build housing programme and deliver council homes for communities across the city.
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Higgins appoints Amy Ross as head of social value

Higgins has appointed Amy Ross, as head of social value, to shape and drive the company’s social value strategy. 
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Lewes Council overturns government’s housing delivery test

The government has revised its Housing Delivery Test result for Lewes District Council following a successful legal challenge by the local authority.
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Time to take action on the housing crisis

We know how many people are hit by the housing crisis – it’s time to take action to end it, says James Prestwich, head of policy at the National Housing Federation.
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Wates to build 140 new homes on Lowfield Green in York

The City of York Council has contracted Wates Group to build 140 new homes on Lowfield Green and local residents are invited to meet them.
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Ogilvie breaks ground on £30m Wellheads Road scheme in Aberdeen

Ogilvie Construction has begun construction on a new £30m scheme to provide 283 new flats on Wellheads Road in Dyce for Aberdeen City Council.
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Norwich council estate wins 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Goldsmith Street in Norwich, designed by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, as the winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize The annual RIBA Stirling Prize, presented since 1996, is awarded to the UK’s best new building. Goldsmith Street is comprised of almost 100...
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New social housing planned for Falkirk

More than 1,800 additional social housing homes are planned across the Falkirk Council area, to be developed over the next five years.
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Plans for 3,100 new council homes take shape in Sheffield

Plans for the largest council housebuilding programme for decades are taking shape in Sheffield, as over 3,100 new council houses will be built over the next 10 years.
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Canada Water Masterplan gets the green light

Southwark Council Planning Committee has granted the Canada Water Masterplan resolution planning consent, which will see the creation of 3,000 new homes.

Social housing levels failing those most in need

The private rental sector is picking up the slack for the millions of people reliant on social housing in England, due to an inadequate level being delivered from the social sector, says Bunk.
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1 in 7 people hit by the housing crisis in England

More than 8 million people in England are living in unaffordable housing, according to the first-ever ‘state of the nation’ report on the housing crisis.

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