B&NES Council consulting on green building policies

Bath & North East Somerset Council is to consult on how developments can be more energy efficient and better adapted to the impacts of climate change.

Give county councils more influence over planning

Two new reports for the CCN have urged for a larger role for county councils in planning to help solve the affordability housing crisis.

Councils selling thousands of public buildings each year

Councils are selling off over 4,000 public buildings and spaces every year, with more than 7,000 others at risk over the next five years.

Consultation on banning combustible cladding published

James Brokenshire has published a consultation on banning the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings.

Law centre outlines council’s failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors

The North Kensington Law Centre has submitted a report about the failures to rehouse Grenfell survivors.

£30 million immediate support for rough sleepers

83 areas will share £30 million to boost the immediate support available to people living on the streets and help them into accommodation.

New policies could end homelessness within 10 years

Crisis has claimed that the UK could create an end to homelessness within 10 years if the government embraces certain policies.

Right to Buy replacement will be lost in just five years

Councils warn that ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy will be all but eliminated within five years without major reforms.

New report highlights high levels of destitution

More than one and a half million people in the UK were in destitution at some point in 2017, a new report from the JRF has found.

Councils given new powers over house planning

Housing Minister Dominic Raab has announced new powers for local authorities to aid them in delivering the homes their communities need.

Conservative councillors seek low-cost rented homes

71 per cent of Conservative council leaders warn that current investment will not deliver the number of low-cost rented homes needed in their area.

165,000 homes could be built without local scrutiny

Current housebuilding targets are running the risk of allowing nearly 165,000 new homes to bypass scrutiny by the local community.

Sprinklers to be installed in all new Cornwall homes

Cornwall Council has pledged to keep residents safe from house fires by agreeing to install sprinklers in all homes the authority builds.

England facing shortfall of four million homes

The National Housing Federation has revealed that England’s total housing need backlog has reached four million homes.

Government to fully fund unsafe cladding removal in social housing

The government will fully fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding by councils and housing associations, estimated at £400 million.

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