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Homes England invests £61m into Cambridgeshire development

28.05.20: A £61m investment has been agreed today (May 28) by Homes England for the development of a neighbourhood with 6,500 new homes. Developers Urban&Civic will deliver the 716-acre community at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, with the fi...

Kirklees Council makes £250m Blueprint part of planning policy

27.05.20: Kirklees Council’s Cabinet gave the green light yesterday (May 26) for the £250m Huddersfield Blueprint to be part of planning policy, following the extensive input of local people.   The Blueprint is now agreed as a Supple...

Moving Forward Together: Bristol council housing set for transformation

27.05.20: Bristol Council has announced that a new project, with the potential to transform the lives of people living in council homes, will be discussed by the Cabinet next month. The programme, Moving Forward Together (MFT), will look to improve t...

Housing Secretary to re-start housing market with new measures

13.05.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has published a plan to re-start the housing market allowing anyone form today (May 13) to move home providing health and safety guidance is followed. According to the Ministry of Housing, Communities &...

Work on key transport link worth £23m set to start soon

22.04.20: West Sussex County Council has announced that a road building project worth £23m, which will support new homes and jobs and cut congestion and pollution, is set to start soon. The major set of works will be carried out in Burgess Hill...

Major Homes England development deal secured for Birmingham

17.04.20: A regeneration scheme which forms part of a masterplan expected to attract £1.7bn worth of private sector investment has been agreed today (Apr 17) by Birmingham City Council and Homes England. The major development project has been g...

Homes England gives long-term hope to housing market

14.04.20: Home England has announced today (Apr 14) that it acquired £180m worth of housing sites in the last financial year, with the 19 sites having capacity for 5,000 new homes across the country. The Government’s housing agency comple...

Energy Efficient Homes - Housing Minister Christopher Pincher

07.04.20: Source: PSE Apr/May 20   The need for energy efficient homes In 2019, the Government became the first major global economy to sign a commitment to net-zero emissions into law. And this year the United Kingdom is hosting the U...

Manchester City Council set to deliver low-carbon affordable homes

26.03.20: Manchester City Council has announced today (Mar 26) that a partly-vacant brownfield site in the region is set for 100 low-carbon one and two bedroom apartments and 39 semi-detached family homes. The report, outlines that the 1.2ha of counc...

WMCA deal to deliver 10,000 high quality homes

13.03.20: The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday (Mar 12) that will lead to 10,000 high quality homes in the region. The partnership between the developers and the combined authority support t...

Manchester’s £51m bid success for Northern Gateway housing

13.03.20: Manchester City Council announced today (Mar 13) the successful bid for £51.6m from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to unlock key housing sites in Manchester’s Northern Gateway. Supported by the Greater Manche...

Leeds flyover bridge to get £30m transformation

12.03.20: A major flyover bridge in Leeds City Centre Is set for a £30m transformation project in May. Originally built in the late 1960s, the Regent Street Flyover will be replaced by a more modern structure to improve traffic flow on the key...

London Councils need ‘budget freedom’ to tackle homelessness

11.03.20: London boroughs are calling for more council freedom in today’s budget (Mar 11) to allow them to take control of the housing crisis in their region, by having the funds to build more affordable homes. Representative group London Counc...

Winners of £1.35m fund for 68 green spaces announced

03.03.20: The Communities Secretary has announced today (Feb 3) winners of a £1.35m fund to deliver green spaces in communities. The announcement, which coincides with World Wildlife Day, sets out 68 new Pocket Parks in every region of England....

Government announce design competition for homes of the future

02.03.20: Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has today (Feb 2) announced a new competition aimed at finding the best architects and designers to help deliver homes for the future. The most talented designers in industry are invited to submit their...

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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