1,000 new homes are to built in London as part of two multi-million pound deals.

According to research conducted by Shelter, a number of councils are unlawfully moving homeless families into temporary accommodation outside their own boroughs.

A report published by Centre for Policy Studies has advised that ‘pink zones’, a less regulated system, should be used instead of the current planning system, in order to successfully boost new housing.

The government’s commitment to increased devolution of powers to local areas, including the Northern Powerhouse, was included in the Queen’s Speech.

Pembrokeshire council is set to approve a planning application submitted by Pembrokeshire Housing Association, in a move that could boost affordable housing in the area.

Following weeks of resistance in the House of Lords, the new Housing and Planning Bill has received Royal Assent.

New research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found that housing allowances are not keeping up with rents in the private sector.

A judgement has ruled that builders developing sites of less than 10 homes will no longer have to make an affordable homes contribution.

The Land Registry has launched a consultation on the proposed draft Local Land Charges Rules 2017.

Lutterworth council has rejected a controversial plan to build 250 homes on valuable farming, despite not having a five-year supply of housing land.

Limiting the use of lifetime tenancies will help to reduce inequality by better supporting minority groups, according to a recent impact report from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

According to housing charity Shelter, the government’s Right to Buy extension is likely to cost the average council in England £26 million per year to fund.

According to data from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the number of empty homes is now at a record low.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said that housing developers should be legally required to install anti-flood measures when constructing new homes.

A new partnership between Kier Living, Cheyne Capital and The Housing Growth Partnership has been launched to pool £1 billion in order to construct 10,000 new homes, in partnership with local authorities and housing associations.

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