Housing MJ: Delivering housing today, tomorrow...and beyond
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The ongoing housing crisis represents a greater threat than Brexit, it has been suggested.
A developing story
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
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
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
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
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
A rebranded national agency has been launched today by housing secretary Sajid Javid in a bid to boost housebuilding.