Wirral’s Growth Company seeks investment partner
Wirral MBC is seeking an investment partner after launching a property company.
Investment firms buy Pinnacle
Two investment firms have bought housing-led regeneration company, Pinnacle.
Westminster leader pours scorn on property speculators
Property developers who merely want to ‘make a fast buck by building properties that only oligarchs and absent overseas investors can afford’ should go elsewhere, the leader of Westminster City Council has said.
Tower blaze council under attack
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC and the Government have come under attack, with difficult questions about the Grenfell Tower fire remaining unanswered this week.
Lessons from the ashes of Grenfell
As a tribute to those who have died at Grenfell, we should embark on well-constructed, good standard, mass housebuilding for all, writes Claire Fox.
Councils come together to help Grenfell Tower relief efforts
Hounslow, Bromley, Ealing, Southwark and Westminster LBCs will help Kensington & Chelsea RLBC by contributing resources to ensure victims are provided with the necessary support.
Government cash for affordable housing
More than £1.75bn will be allocated to councils as part of a Scottish government commitment to stimulate investment in affordable housing over three years.
Preying eyes in Merton
A shortage of local authority housing has not stopped peregrine falcons finding a home on the roof of Merton LBC’s civic centre in south London.
£280m Arch portfolio review given ex-leader’s full backing
A Northumberland CC councillor who helped launch the council’s development company, Arch, has backed the authority’s decision to review its work.
Call for responsible timber sourcing
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has called on councils to source timber responsibly as they follow-up on election promises on housing and development.
Government urged to sort out ‘messy and muddled’ policies
The next government needs to provide a ‘strategic direction’ for councils currently operating in a ‘very messy and muddled policy environment,’ a think-tank boss has urged.
Stamping out homelessness
Jo Brooks explains how East Cambridgeshire DC’s trailblazing tactics are working to eradicate homelessness.
Avoiding an accommodation crisis
A partnership between Essex CC, social justice charity Nacro and providers Family Mosaic is developing an innovative accommodation and support pathway for young people. Joanne Drew explains.
Councils plan to launch more housing companies
Nearly seven out of 10 councils already have or are thinking about launching a housing company either on their own or in partnership, a survey has found.
Engaging with the electorate
Bob Neill says Britain requires an ambitious, forward looking vision for adult social care, health and housing.
Whoever is elected must offer sensible housing policies
With the General Election debate starting to heat up, it’s pleasing to see the housing crisis is featuring quite prominently in the major political parties’ manifestos and, more importantly, local government’s role as part of the solution.
Four out of five sign up to tackle benefit fraud and errors
More than four out of five councils have signed up to the Government’s new initiative to tackle housing benefit fraud and error.
The search for commercial minds and social hearts
While housing associations don’t always have the big salaries to offer, they do have great social and moral purpose and challenging work to offer, write Steven Burleigh and Ruth Lane.
Landmark planning victory
Cheshire East Council has claimed victory in a landmark legal case despite being forced to allow a developer to proceed with a housing project.
Tories pledge new council housing
The Conservatives have pledged to build ‘thousands’ of council houses over the course of the next Parliament if re-elected next month.