'Building'

New £18m fund to speed up house building

Date: 11/11/2016

 

 

 

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has announced a new £18million fund to accelerate house building in order to provide thousands of new homes where people will want to live.

 

From 11 November 2016 councils are able to bid for a share of the ‘capacity fund’ which is created to tackle planning issues that can cause delays and prevent builders from getting on site and starting work quickly.

 

The £18million will help accelerate delivery of up ...

CEO Forum: Shaping the future – The Midlands Housing Offer

Date: 26/10/2016

 

 

 

CEOs of The Housing Forum member organisations met in Birmingham on 21st September 2016 to discuss shaping the future for the Midlands housing offer. Focus was on how to improve quality in construction and ensure that shared ownership and other tenures can be built out commercially – even if the market fluctuates.

 

The conclusions of the Forum are:

 

  • Particularly in times of uncertainty joint ventures offer a good basis for the long-term
  • Shared ...

g15 meets the challenge of urban renewal in new report

Date: 14/10/2016

 

 

 

 

The g15 – who represent London’s largest housing associations– has launched a report which documents 35 of its estate regeneration projects. It highlights the importance of estate regeneration in solving the capital’s housing crisis and identifies what is required to deliver more.

 

The ‘Meeting the Challenge of Urban Renewal: The g15’s Contribution to Regenerating London’s Estates’-report shows how partnerships ...

Announcement of support for home building

Date: 07/10/2016

 

 

  

The Housing Forum welcomes the announcement of additional funding to support the Home Building Fund and the introduction of the Accelerated Construction Fund announced by the Chancellor and Communities Minister this week.

  

The funds will provide £1bn of development finance for 25,000 homes this Parliament and up to £2bn for longer term delivery. The Accelerated Construction Fund has also been announced to support building on Government land, ...

Building Homes- The Bigger Picture : Conference Highlights

Date: 14/07/2015

 

  

 

How to build more homes? This was the first question raised and responded to by Tim Wates – who urged that infrastructure in towns had to be improved when new homes are planned.

 

 

Tim Wates- Chairman- Wates Developments

 

David Lunts raised issues of the challenges for affordable homes in London where capital values are ten times higher than in Birmingham.

 

 

         

David Lunts, Executive ...

The General Election - Housing

Date: 05/05/2015

Our reactions to the manifestos and policies ... read more

 

Philip Pamment Blog: New Methods for Registered Providers to Deliver Developments

Date: 30/03/2015

 

Posted by  on March 30th, 2015 on PRP Website.

 

A recent Housing Forum Working Group that I chaired sought to look at new ways Registered Providers (RP’s) could deliver their development programmes.

 

The difficulty RP’s have is that the external constraints they currently face are unlikely to ...

Lyons Housing Review CEO Forum output- now available

Date: 09/03/2015

The output from the CEO Lunch Forum "Lyons Housing Review" held in January 2015 is now available to download below. Principal Speaker:  Sir Michael Lyons and contributions from:  Keith Exford, Affinity Sutton and Bill Hughes, Legal & General Property 

 

An extract of the output is available below with a link to the full document.

 

"Mobilising across the nation to build the homes our children need” is the Oct 2014 report from the review led by ...

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