Housing

  • Developer issues threat to Haringey over joint venture

    12 July 2018

    Haringey LBC is expected to abandon its regeneration plans despite threats of legal action from the developer.


  • Council looks to private sector to spur social housebuilding

    12 July 2018

    Derbyshire Dales DC is considering forming a joint venture to accelerate the building of affordable housing in the district.


  • Page: Northamptonshire is wake up call

    11 July 2018

    Public services are lacking the insight offered by the Audit Commission when it comes to an early warning over financial problems, pollster Ben Page has said.


  • Malthouse replaces Raab in reshuffle

    09 July 2018

    Parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions, Kit Malthouse, has replaced Dominic Raab as housing minister after his appointment as the new Brexit secretary.


  • Wolverhampton Council begins 300-home redevelopment

    04 July 2018

    An architect has been appointed to design a major development for Wolverhampton City Council, with a contractor yet to be named.


  • LGA in social rents plea

    02 July 2018

    Ministers should drop plans to ditch social rents from the official definition of affordable homes while Britain continues to struggle to build new council housing, Smith Square has urged.


  • Communities crucial to Brokenshire

    29 June 2018

    The role of secretary of state for housing, communities and local government covers everything from building regulation to high streets, planning reform to integration.


  • My final year as chair, I’ll be fighting for fairer housing

    27 June 2018

    Local Government Association chairman Lord Porter outlines his agenda for the next 12 months and reflects on how the events of Grenfell has strengthened his resolve to push for safe, affordable housing for all.


  • Let's stop the housing numbers game

    27 June 2018

    Lawrence Conway says we must focus on housing needs, not numbers.


  • London to get half of £1bn extra housing borrowing

    26 June 2018

    Councils in London will benefit from half of the additional housing borrowing flexibilities despite dominating the list of local authorities with spare headroom, analysis by The MJ has found.


  • Conservative think-tank argues for increased council powers

    25 June 2018

    Councils should be enabled to accelerate housebuilding, a Conservative think-tank has urged.


  • Ministers work to maintain European Investment Bank relationship

    25 June 2018

    The Government plans to explore ways the UK can maintain an ongoing relationship with the European Investment Bank (EIB) after Brexit, ministers have said.


  • Letwin turns fire on developers

    25 June 2018

    Speeding up the rate at which homes are completed on building sites would help developers free up more resources for social housebuilding, a Government-commissioned review has suggested.


  • Developing new housing solutions

    20 June 2018

    Counties are taking matters into their own hands to deliver homes for their communities, with many enlisting the help of private sector firms. Cllr Philip Atkins looks at the progress so far


  • Grenfell council leader pays tribute

    12 June 2018

    Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s leader has praised the families affected and paid tribute to those who died a year on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


  • LGA in Right to Buy warning

    11 June 2018

    Councils’ ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy (RTB) will be effectively eliminated within five years, a new study for the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.


  • £30m cash boost to tackle rough sleepers

    09 June 2018

    Communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced a £30m cash boost to tackle rough sleepers in the worst hit parts of the country.


  • 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.


  • Painting with a new brush

    05 June 2018

    Heather Jameson talks to newly-announced London Councils chair Cllr Peter John about the association’s plans for the future after a significant shake-up of personnel and the need to establish a unified set of priorities for the benefit of all London local authorities.


  • Councils to oversee 'new town' corps

    04 June 2018

    Councils will be able to seek government approval to set up New Town Development Corporations (NTDCs) under plans announced by housing minister Dominic Raab.