Merging the best of both sectors to create new garden communities
Andy Jarrett explains how joint ventures and garden towns – including the Otterpool Park joint venture+ between Folkstone and Hythe DC and Cozumel Estates, for up to 10,000 homes – will help the Government achieve its housing target.
A shared passion for regeneration in Salford
Ten years ago, the English Cities Fund and Salford City Council submitted a plan for a scheme that would change the skyline of Salford, Greater Manchester and leave a vital legacy. Phil Mayall and Jim Taylor tell the story of the partnership.
When all the housing markets are broken
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.
Northants under fire for loan
Northamptonshire CC has faced criticism over a £1m loan to a joint enterprise.
Calls to end Trafford-Amey joint venture following investigation
Trafford MBC has been urged to end its joint venture contract with Amey over ‘poor performance’.
EXCLUSIVE: LGA hit by unexpected £1m insurance bill
Smith Square faces an unexpected bill of up to £1m to cover the start-up costs of the insurance venture it has formed with 14 councils.
Havering's housing model is a genuine partnership with the private sector
Over the next 12 to 15 years, using funding from the HRA, Havering LBC's joint venture partnership will deliver around 3,000 new homes for local people, says leader Cllr Damian White
Wirral reveals joint venture plans
Wirral MBC has unveiled plans for its joint venture to spur ‘community wealth building’ locally,
Future Forum North: Co-designed commissioning answer to outsourcing crisis
Co-designed commissioning is the answer to an era of heightened demand, budget reductions and supplier failures, council chiefs have been told.
Court of Appeal Faraday Judgment: An amber light for unprocured development joint ventures
The Faraday judgment does not mean that councils cannot proceed with unprocured development schemes but it does mean that they should do so with robust legal justification, say Helen Randall and Kavita Roy of Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Boost for joint venture
Test Valley BC and its joint venture partner Kier Property have let a new commercial building to a major employer.
Cheshire West and Chester enters energy market
A new joint venture has been set up by Cheshire West and Chester Council and mulitnational energy firm, Engie.
Man jailed for five years over council fraud
Barnet LBC is under renewed pressure to withdraw services from Capita after a joint venture contract employee was jailed for a £2m fraud.
Changes after council fraud probe
Barnet LBC lawyers will present evidence at the trial of a former joint venture employee accused of a major fraud linked to a Capita contract.
Council signs joint venture agreement to deliver 500 homes
Hertfordshire CC has signed a joint venture agreement with developers Morgan Sindall Investments to deliver an estimated 500 new properties.