The treasury’s own allocation criteria for local authority borrowing is ‘unclear’.
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‘With good design, the costs of doing this are a tiny proportion of the overall cost of a housing development.’
‘Developers often use viability assessments to argue they can’t provide the required number of affordable homes and still turn a profit.’
‘I’m looking forward to putting planning centre stage.’
The framework will also ensure that at least one social enterprise is engaged on every project.
The London borough of Croydon’s deputy leader warns the local authority faces ‘an unprecedented funding gap’.
‘Councils need to be given the powers and resources to bring empty homes back into use. ’
Grenfell is a defining moment in terms of how inequality is perceived.
The community housing fund will be re-launched in 2018
‘There’s a distortion of actuality. We made this film be an antidote to that and present the reality.’