Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has said the housing market is ‘turning around’ after a decade of decline.

New proposals to speed up housebuilding will enable local governments to process planning applications and fast track application services.

Glasgow is set to create a new £46 million drainage system, which is expected to help unlock the development of 22,000 new homes across the region.

Starter homes could be out of reach fro the majority of families in England, according to new analysis from the Local Government Association (LGA).

The BBC has reported that hundreds of planned new sheltered accommodation units have been delayed or scrapped owing to proposed cuts to housing benefits.

According to an evaluation of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government, 43 per cent of newly built homes have been achieved directly as a result of the programme.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has cautioned that the changes to council tax charges could create ‘perverse incentives’ which discourage d

A new Rural Planning Review has been commissioned to explore measures to reduce regulatory burdens to support productivity in rural areas, including the support of new homes, jobs and innovation.

Lord Heseltine has announced that a new panel will be introduced to examine how the layout of estates can be best used to deliver more quality homes for renting and buying.

The funding model the government intends to use to finance the Right to Buy model strategy has been criticised by the Commons Communities Committee (CCC), which maintains that plans to allow social tenants in England to buy their homes are ‘extremely questionable’.

Barking and Dagenham Council has offered 40 of its tenants a payment of £40,000 in place of a Right to Buy discount, granting tenants a chance to purchase a new home on the open market.

According to a study commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA), a number of families could be priced out of their council accommodation and will be unable to afford alternative housing in the same area.

The government has announced new support for people looking to build their own home, in the form of new registers to help them find plots.

Think tank Policy Exchange (PX) has called on the government to prioritise home energy efficiency as a key infrastructure priority in order to reduce fuel poverty and cut carbon emissions

Ministers have called upon the construction industry to remove barriers and work to get more young people to consider a career in construction.

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