Promised housing cash withdrawn
Millions of pounds of housing investment announced with great fanfare by the Government has been withdrawn.
Sovereign Centros appointed to £400m Hertfordshire development
Broxbourne BC and Hertfordshire CC have selected Sovereign Centros as their development partner for a £400m development.
Making cities emotionally intelligent places
Europe’s first ‘urban psychology’ summit looked at how we might make cities that better help people develop from pre-birth onwards. Chris Murray outlines the key points from the agenda-setting event.
Bring it on – give it to us
James Jamieson is the newly-elected chairman of the Local Government Association. He talks to Heather Jameson about his priorities. He wants councils to have ‘not just the responsibility, we want the resources and the responsibility’
Worthing agrees modular housing deal with Swedish firm
A Swedish modular homebuilder has secured its first agreement in the UK for a decade with Worthing BC.
Council to borrow extra cash after project cost hike
Stockton-on-Tees BC councillors last night approved an extra £6.5m borrowing after costs for the restoration of a live entertainment venue increased.
The Lexicon: Making it Happen
Bringing Bracknell’s Lexicon project to life was a complex undertaking, says Victor Nicholls – with the local authority’s entrepreneurial role and management of political strategy key to delivery.
Capita to retain some Barnet contracts
Barnet LBC is to leave some outsourced services in the hands of Capita despite concerns over quality.
Giant observation wheel sought by Scarborough
Scarborough BC is looking to add a giant ‘observation wheel’ to the resort’s attractions.
Extra borrowing request after restoration costs rise
Stockton-on-Tees BC councillors will be asked next week to approve an extra £6.5m borrowing after costs for the restoration of a live entertainment venue increased.
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.
Regeneration schemes need to be about more than bricks and mortar
Damian White outlines how Havering Council's joint venture housing regeneration scheme for 3,000 new homes will deliver social value through increased investment in local SMEs, education, training and skills.
We’re making Slough a springboard for the UK
Centre for Cities research has identified Slough as the second largest contributor to UK GDP after London. Josie Wragg outlines how a strategic property partnership has been central to a long-term plan to transform the town
Reimagining Leeds’ hub regeneration
Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan (LISM), is one example of how a city council is taking a forward-thinking approach, says Jamie Kerr.
Council makes ‘radical move’ to buy town centre
Knowsley MBC has made an offer to buy Kirkby town centre in what it describes as a ‘radical move’.
Birmingham unveils plans to build thousands of homes in next decade
Birmingham City Council’s housebuilding company has announced plans to build almost 3,000 new homes by 2029.
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.
Why we need to start talking about town centre regeneration
Strong local leadership is needed to ensure that the transformation required to create vibrant town centres is one which benefits the wider community, says Tim Reade of CIPFA.
Square Mile to borrow for the first time in decades
City of London Council could borrow more than £1bn over the next three years through its local government arm and endowment fund.
Enfield’s world class development plan
By retaining control of the £6bn Meridian Water project, Enfield LBC will be able to ensure it meets the needs of residents – speeding up delivery of new jobs and homes, writes Sarah Cary