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Green light for 850-home masterplan in Crewe

Cheshire East Council’s Planning Committee has granted outline permission for an 850-home masterplan brought forward by Bloor Homes and Vistry Partnerships. Each developer will build half of the homes, with the scheme forming part of the Council’s wider North West... View Article

Alpamint Capital announces 5,000 new affordable homes pledge

Alpamint Capital, a London-based private investment, development and consulting company, has pledged to build 5,000 affordable homes in the capital over the next decade. The company has specifically earmarked airspace development, whereby unused space on rooftops of existing buildings is... View Article

Will Jenrick’s reforms succeed where others have failed?

HMM news editor and housing consultant Patrick Mooney bemoans the recent ‘revolving door’ of Housing Ministers, and speculates on Robert Jenrick’s chances of success. Every Housing Secretary or Minister that I can remember promises two things – to overhaul the... View Article

The Green Homes Grant – explained

Stewart Thompson of Global Energy Systems looks into the Green Homes Grant, and how small builders can reap the benefits of an increase in energy efficient projects. Following on from the Government’s commitment for the UK to be carbon neutral... View Article

Joining the fight for increased diversity

Brian Berry explores how a different kind of diversity – housing diversification – is vital to meeting housing targets, and why the FMB has co-founded a new action group. The Government cannot meet its ambition of building 300,000 new homes... View Article

A work of art

The London borough of Lewisham has long been a location that has effortlessly encapsulated the charm of old south London alongside its modern cultural counterpart, establishing energetic, creative and diverse communities. With attractive residential neighbourhoods, pockets of open green space... View Article

Kathleen Fontana becomes RICS President 2020-21

Kathleen Fontana has become President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Her inauguration as President took place on Friday 20 November after the RICS Annual General Meeting 2020, chaired by Time Neal, the outgoing RICS President. Kath is... View Article

Homebuilders unveils new apartments amid sales boom

A major homebuilder is set to expedite the release of its next phase of apartments in Glasgow’s West End in order to meet increased demand at its flagship development. CALA Homes (West) will release The Sir Henry Wood Apartments, the... View Article

Fabric comes first

Chris Stanley, Housing Manager, Concrete Block Association Although the 2020 news agenda has been dominated by COVID-19, the global Pandemic and the socio-economic impact of attempts to contain and curb it, we must not lose sight of persistent environmental issues. ... View Article

Work starts on 2nd wave of Anglesey Homes

ANWYL Homes has acquired a new parcel of land for 46 homes in Holyhead as the housebuilder looks to build on its success in the town. The new site marks the second phase of Anwyl’s Tyddyn Bach development, off South... View Article

LGA responds to Social Housing White Paper

Responding to the Social Housing White Paper, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Local Government Association housing spokesperson, said: “Councils are proud of their housing and the individuals and families that call it home. It is paramount that the voice of all social... View Article