'land supply'

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 ...

Housing and West Midlands Devolution - CEO Forum hosted by Wates Living Space - Walsall

Date: 19/01/2016

The Combined Authority proposed for the West Midlands will bring the seven West Midlands Metropolitan local authorities together with the aim of increasing economic output and setting service delivery to reflect priorities at a local level.

 

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for the area are in the process of preparing amalgamated plans for jobs and growth into a Super Strategic Economic Plan (SSEP).

 

The future Combined Authority could form a consortium or could create a ...

Bristol Development and Partnerships CEO Forum hosted by GallifordTry

Date: 26/10/2015

 

In his opening remarks, Stephen Teagle spoke of Bristol as a vibrant city with a commitment to delivery, social enterprise and leadership as evidenced by the Mayoral Housing Commission which focused the approach to housing supply.

 

The focus of this forum is on new supply side partnerships and adjustments to the delivery challenges as the finer details of the government’s manifesto commitments become clear. 

 

 

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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 ...

Funds for South West Housing Regeneration - topical debate in the South West - just released

Date: 08/06/2015

On the day of the Queen's speech announcing a new Housing Bill, The Housing Forum focussed on the challenges for funding for housing regeneration in the South West at a time of increasing devolution to major industrial cities.  Read more

Our member PRP hosts seminar "Local authorities as developers – sharing experiences"

Date: 06/02/2015

 

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Our member PRP and property consultant GVA are jointly hosting a follow up to the seminar from last year regarding housing development by Local Authorities post-HRA reform. 

The follow up seminar will be targeting outer London Boroughs and will focus on the themes of using their assets to develop new homes and estate renewal on lower density estates. It will cover viability modelling, funding options, delivery vehicles, private sector appetite, ...

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