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Leicester City Council plans multi-million-pound redevelopment

22.01.20: Leicester City Council has unveiled plans for the innovative redevelopment of a former factory building on King Street, at a suspected cost in the region of £9m. The proposed space, Pilot House, will be used to create office space and...

Oldham Council to approve £306m investment strategy

20.01.20: Oldham Council are reportedly set to approve a new multi-million-pound investment strategy which would see the local authority deliver 2,000 new homes. The council estimates the ‘Creating a Better Place’ strategy will unloc...

Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

16.01.20: Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the existing Birmingham Connected transport strategy, the draft Birmingham Transport Plan, covers a set...

Housing Consortium becomes Northern Powerhouse partner

15.01.20: The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), a membership body representing around 90% of housing providers across the North of England, has today (Jan 15) become the latest member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. The Northern Powerh...

Climate Change is a global issue, but the solutions will be local and regional

15.01.20: Source PSE Dec 19/ Jan 20  Tracy Harrison, Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium "Climate Change is a global issue, but the innovation and solutions will be local and regional" The North has always had the abilit...

£8m government funding for new communities

14.01.20: Communities throughout England are set to receive thousands of newly designed homes thanks to an £8 million cash injection, Housing Minister Rt Hon Esther McVey has today (14 January) announced. £6 million will be used to help n...

£15.4m bus station proposed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority

09.01.20: West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calerdale Council’s £15.4m scheme is aiming to deliver a redevelopment for a fresh, fit for purpose facility that complements the surrounding heritage, public realm and urban fabric of Halifax to...

£2m fund opens for farmers affected by flooding

06.01.20: Following the heavy floods back in November a £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property has opened today (6 Jan) for applications. Last year the government confirmed that it would extend its...

West Berkshire Council considers launching housebuilding firm

06.01.20: Following the lead of Bristol, West Berkshire Council’s lead for economic development and planning has revealed the council is considering launching a council-owned housebuilding firm to tackle the current housing shortage. Hilary Col...

£4m funding to crack down on criminal landlords

03.01.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced today (3 Jan) that over 100 councils across England have been presented with a share of over £4 million to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents. Despite the majority of...

Cornwall Council backs next stage of £170m Truro regeneration scheme

20.12.19: Cornwall Council have backed the next stage of a £170m regeneration scheme aimed at revitalising the run-down Pydar Street area of Truro. The innovative scheme is aiming to provide homes, workspaces, learning opportunities and jo...

Queen's Speech: Revolutionary changes to the housing market

19.12.19: New proposals for the housing sector have been unveiled as part of the Queen’s Speech today (Dec 19), promising fairer, more affordable homes for buyers and renters. A better deal for renters has been outlined, with a new lifetime dep...

New Scottish legislation to improve housing rights for disabled people

11.12.19: New regulation proposals have been launched by the Scottish government aiming to improve accessibility for those living with a disability in the communal areas around their home. Under the newly announced proposals, people living with disab...

£10m funding secured for Kirkby town centre regeneration

10.12.19: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has announced support for the Council’s purchase of St Modwen’s assets with a £10m investment from the Single Investment fund. This comes after news that Knowsley Council had purcha...

Darlington council in £9.5m venture to build on housebuilding success

06.12.19: Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the borrowing of a further £9.5m to create another housebuilding joint venture, following the success of its current schemes. The local authority had seen its previous schemes &l...

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