Homes England

  • Housing MJ: Delivering housing today, tomorrow...and beyond

    30 August 2020

    Just changing the planning system will not solve the housing crisis, says Cllr Linda Hobson. That’s why Newcastle City Council has launched a range of programmes to target different problems and needs.

  • Developing talent for a growing housing agenda

    21 July 2020

    With house-building high on the agenda, and a perceived lack of ready made talent in this area within the sector, Helen Anderson says it is more important than ever to be open minded and focus on building your own talent pipeline.

  • We've only just begun

    01 June 2020

    After working with councils to get thousands of rough sleepers off the streets, Dame Louise Casey tells Heather Jameson about the next task - ending rough sleeping for good.

  • No starter homes have yet been built, investigation finds

    05 November 2019

    None of the Government’s planned ‘starter homes’ have yet been built as legislation has not been implemented, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.

  • Why telling a straight story matters

    29 October 2019

    How do you create the compelling narrative that in the first case secures funding, but also engages people who need to change how they think and what they do, asks Tracie Langley. Sometimes reality is just too complex - 'so simple narratives work'.

  • Unprecedented joint Spending Review bid floated

    19 August 2019

    An unprecedented joint bid could be made to next year’s Spending Review by Core Cities, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and Homes England.

  • We cannot afford to take no for an answer

    17 July 2019

    Louise Round says Tandridge DC was not 'one of the lucky 50' to get through to the second round of the Future High Streets funding round. She hopes Government will not make the second stage disproportionately difficult for councils to take part in.

  • Going for growth at Homes England

    18 June 2019

    Homes England is almost doubling in size. This rapid ramp-up comes with some sizable problems, says Tracie Evans. The biggest challenge is for the existing and new cohorts to work collaboratively to co-create a 'bold and fearless culture'.

  • Landing new homes

    18 June 2019

    The Government’s ambitious plans to boost housing supply is being hampered by a lack of land, so Homes England is working with councils and partners to free up spaces to build, says Stephen Kinsella.

  • When all the housing markets are broken

    18 June 2019

    Eric Bohl argues that local government needs to campaign assertively on a range of housing issues in order to benefit from, take part in and shape the market, as well as deliver on local priorities.

  • Our chance to build

    18 June 2019

    Tony Clements looks at the large-scale work Ealing LBC has embarked on to provide affordable homes, which is being mirrored by councils across the country, and says that in the shadow of crisis now is the time to show we can deliver.

  • Homes England strikes multi-million pound deal with Japanese housebuilder

    16 May 2019

    Japan’s biggest housebuilder has moved into the UK market after striking a £90m deal with Homes England and regeneration firm Urban Splash.

  • Councils must do better when it comes to housing

    16 April 2019

    Local government must bear some of the blame for the housing crisis, says Heather Jameson - with sector experts pointing to a lack of progress in producing local plans, and a '30 year retreat from the streets'.

  • Housing chief: Supply is bigger crisis than Brexit

    12 April 2019

    The ongoing housing crisis represents a greater threat than Brexit, it has been suggested.

  • A developing story

    28 November 2018

    Heather Jameson talks to chief executive of Homes England Nick Walkley about supporting house building and working with the LGA to regrow capacity within local government.

  • Something to build on

    13 November 2018

    There are bold plans in place to tackle the country’s housing problems, and county authorities can be key to their progress, says key speaker at this year's County Councils' Network conference Sir Edward Lister

  • The Government's £590m grant for social housing will provide 'genuinely affordable' homes

    19 October 2018

    The Government's £590m grant for social housing will provide homes that are 'genuinely affordable', says Elaine Bailey of The Hyde Group

  • Stepping up to the housebuilding challenge

    19 September 2018

    Mixed-use property is one of many approaches in Homes England’s housing arsenal. Its value in unlocking new homes and driving wider urban regeneration makes it an issue that should not be overlooked, writes Gareth Blacker.

  • Multi-million pound venture to build thousands of homes

    07 June 2018

    Housing association Cross Keys Homes and construction group Kier have formed a joint venture with Government body Homes England to build about 5,400 homes across the country over the next 10 years.

  • Government relaunches housing agency

    11 January 2018

    A rebranded national agency has been launched today by housing secretary Sajid Javid in a bid to boost housebuilding.