A substantial increase in construction is needed if the UK government is to meet its target of building a million new homes by 2020.

A councillor working group has been set up to consider the consolidation of two of Aberdeenshire Council’s largest office buildings.

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced that councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness.

New research from the Liberal Democrats has found that over 105,000 people have been on social housing waiting lists for five years.

Property Partner has suggested that the 22,000 empty council-owned garages in London could be turned into 16,000 one bed flats.

The number of homes being planned on green belt land in England has increased to more than 360,000, figures show.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a report calling on the government to do more to help Syrian torture survivors arriving in the UK as refugees.

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has published a report calling on cities and local authorities to take the lead in supporting sustainable development in their local areas.

Islington Council’s 2017/18 budget proposals include £40 million to build badly-needed new council homes.

Local authority leadership is key in supporting the delivery of sustainable new homes and communities, a new green paper says.

A survey carried out by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), and commissioned by the National Trust, has revealed 72 per cent of ward councillors believe the local planning system benefits developers at the expense of councils and local communities.

The City of York Council has successfully bid for just over £2.76 million worth of funding that will help secure 65 new affordable homes.

Tenants from Pembrokeshire County Council’s social housing waiting list will be housed in Wales’ ‘Pentre Solar’.

£7 billion has been made available for the government’s affordable housing programme to meet the diverse housing needs of the country.

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils to do more to root out ‘criminal’ landlords providing sub-standard accommodation.

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