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HCA sets out delivery priorities for 2014-18

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has today set out the ways in which it will use its land, investment and effective regulation to maintain the scale and pace of delivery of new homes and support economic growth over the... View Article

Quality Carlisle homes offered with huge discounts

A leading housebuilder has launched a new development of affordable homes at hugely discounted prices. Persimmon Homes Lancashire has teamed up with Carlisle City Council to provide 22 beautiful homes at 70 per cent of their market value. The initiative... View Article

DWP Housing Partnership – going green

Dorset’s biggest private landlord is turning green after installing over 200 solar panels on the roof of its HQ – allowing it to charge its new electric car. DWP Housing Partnership has invested £60,000 in the photovoltaic (PV) panels on... View Article

New public land powers for Boris welcomed

New legislation will give the mayor of London greater powers to seize public land for development. The coalition’s Infrastructure Bill has empowered the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) to take ownership of public land. But securing plots held by various... View Article

Construction activity set to rise by more than 7% in 2014

Figures released today by construction intelligence providers Glenigan forecast a 7.4% increase in project starts during 2014, as rising private sector investment and improved consumer confidence underpin further industry growth. The 2014 Mid Year Construction Review and Forecast, prepared by... View Article

Scottish property values set to decline by 20% with a Yes vote

The impact of Scotland independence could have massive implications on voter’s property value warns the leading Online Estate Agent eMoov.co.uk. House prices in Scotland have increased quickly in recent months amid continuing strong demand and investment into infrastructure and business... View Article

Russell Homes appoints new planning manager

Russell Homes has appointed a new planning manager to help grow the firm’s strategic land development arm. Gary Lynch has more than 10 years’ experience in town planning, masterplanning and regeneration across residential, commercial and public schemes. He joins the... View Article

Offsite construction is key to affordable housing shortage

Housing associations and local authorities could build new affordable housing faster by prioritising offsite construction, according to Alex Goodfellow, group managing director at Stewart Milne Timber Systems. The UK Government’s Affordable Homes Programme 2015-2018 encourages increased partnership working between local... View Article

Developer calls for builders to return to the trade

A leading housebuilder has called for more tradesmen to pick up their toolboxes to help keep up with booming demand across Norfolk and Suffolk. Persimmon Homes Anglia is building hundreds of stunning new homes in the region as the industry... View Article

Millions up for grabs to build affordable homes

On 7 July Housing Minister Kris Hopkins confirmed that 15 councils will be able to borrow £60 million additional funds over the next 2 years to build over 1,000 homes in their area. But he also launched a second round of... View Article
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