London’s councils are beginning to return to delivering public housing after a slowdown since the 1980s, New London Architecture has said.
Chris Ogden, Author at NewStart
Over six thousand landlords have responded to the RLA’s survey concerning the government’s decision to consult on abolishing section 21 evictions.
Freedom of Information requests made to all councils in England revealed that one in three councils have given grants or loans to community-led housing.
Local councils have reported a growing need for their homelessness services with seven out of 10 experiencing a rise in demand last year, a new report has found.
Local councils will be legally required to offer tailored accommodation-based services to domestic abuse victims and their children under new proposals.
The report stressed the importance of improving the energy efficiency of housing, with poorer and more vulnerable parts of society more likely to be affected by energy inefficient homes.
‘Government should not, in trying to achieve the best price, lose sight of the wider societal impact when selling a government asset.’
The Irish modular home manufacturer Extraspace Solutions has been selected by PLACE to deliver 200 affordable temporary homes by 2021.
Howard Sinclair, Chief Executive of St Mungo’s, said the ‘shocking’ funding gap must be a ‘wake-up call’ for the government.
The two town centre developments are the first to be approved that are part of the council’s £1.2bn regeneration masterplan for the borough.